Up until now I have been using encrypted disk images to secure my sensitive files. This has always been a bit cumbersome. But lately, more specifically since getting a new iMac and new MBP to replace my older models, it's become a major pain! Now, most of the time when I access the files in my encrypted images over my network I get slow performance, spinning beach balls, failure to dismount images after use, and one time a complete failure requiring a reboot. I got to thinking that maybe if I used FileVault instead these problems would go away. Not only that but it would remove some of the hoops I have to jump through to get at my data and it would encrypt all my data not just the files in the encrypted volumes. The potential downside is performance degredation from using FileVault. Does anyone use either of these methods? Have any experience/opinions to share?