FileVault 2 vs installing on an encrypted partition

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Egosphere, May 4, 2014.

  1. Egosphere macrumors member

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    Hi. I was wondering what's the difference between using FileVault 2 once OS X is installed and installing OS X on a partition that's formatted as "Max OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)"? Which is better for performance and security? Thanks!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    FV2 uses the recovery partition to authenticate and decrypt the main drive, its very fast with the encryption/decryption.

    I don't think the encrypted HFS+ volume is meant to be the main boot drive of your computer.

    With FV2 you can save the recovery keys with apple, with the other option I don't believe that is possible.
     

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