Additional System Resource For Full Disk Encryption

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

  1. steiney macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2009
    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


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You will not even notice the difference on that machine. Give this a look.
  3. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2009
    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

    Nov 6, 2009
    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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