Crucial M500 Encryption & FileVault 2

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hexley, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Hexley macrumors 6502a

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    Reading the anadtech review of my Crucial M500 SSD I stumbled upon an entry on "on the fly" encryption. Big question is it compatible with Mavericks' FileVault 2?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    No, because the on-the-fly encryption uses your BIOS set hard drive password which the Mac doesn't have.

    But you should notice very little performance penalty with newer Macs that support AES-NI.
     
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  4. maflynn Moderator

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    As alphaod stated its not Mac compatible, so FV2 is the best on the fly encryption/decryption we Mac users have. I'd say overall it does its job and the performance hit is not that bad
     

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