encrypt whole Drive with truecrypt

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iphoneg33k, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. iphoneg33k macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Hello all,
    Well i finally gave in and bought a mac book pro 15 retina. So far it's running nice had some issue but figured them out. This is my first time on a mac , work with windows all my life plus linux.

    My question is

    in windows I have always had my laptop and desktop encrypted with truecrypt. Now that i'm on Mac is it possible to encrypt the whole drive like windows. The only reason why i is in case it gets stolen or i lose it.
    I know OSx comes with filevault that's turn on already.

    but i would want something more secure. Have you guys ran into this issue or wanted to really protect your data from someone else?

    Let me know if you guy have any suggestions.
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    Well if you are using filevailt, TrueCrypt isn’t going to do any better - and FileVault is pretty secure.
  3. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    FileVault is the way to go and you don't have to worry about third party software that breaks when the OS gets patched.
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    As the others said, stay with Filevault. You do have to enable it yourself; it is not turned on by default.

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