Additional System Resource For Full Disk Encryption

Discussion in 'macOS' started by steiney, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. steiney macrumors 6502

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    Hello all,

    I'm currently running a late 2013 MBP 15" 2.6GHz i7 with 16 GB of RAM and 2 GB of VRAM. That whole line of machines also featured the updated PCI-e SSD.

    I'm currently not running Apple's full disk encryption on my machine solely due to concerns of system resource usage. Given the first paragraph, are my concerns unnecessary?

    I run pretty intensive Photoshop and Illustrator sessions on a near-daily basis. Other than that, just Firefox and Chrome (almost always at the same time), Thunderbird and a few SSBs. The rest of the stuff I can think of is pretty easy on the resources.

    Well, I appreciate anyone who wants to chime in with personal experiences or educated guesses!
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You will not even notice the difference on that machine. Give this a look.
     
  3. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, wow! I knew Apple had made some advances with their FDE tech, but that's quite an improvement. That's great news. Thanks for digging that link up for me! I love that guy's site. Always great info and something new to learn.
     
  4. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just to update, you were totally correct. I have not even been able to perceive a difference at all. That's pretty awesome. Thanks again.
     

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