Filevault performance on 2016 Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Cristim74, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Cristim74 macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    Has anyone tried FileVault on the 2016 MacBook and if so noticed any performance degradation?

    Thanks,
    Cristian
     
  2. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    I have FileVault enabled on all my Macs. Not done any back to back but find situation perfectly acceptable.

    My understanding is that the main effect is a small penalty during boot up while the drive is unlocked.
     
  3. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Don't really notice it much other than during boot. 2016 rMB is suppose to be much better than 2015 per Ars review.
     
  4. Cristim74 thread starter macrumors member

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    I never shut it down, I just let it go into standby so bootup time should not be an issue.
     
  5. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    Ars Technica review has a special section on Filevault effect on 2015 and 2016 models. Scroll about two-thirds down or search.
     
  6. Floris macrumors 68020

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    How do I click THANK YOU buttons all over your post/ ....... / THANK YOU :)
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Looks like the newer model is much better with File Vault enabled
    I didn't realize the older model bogged down a bit with File Vault
     
  8. Cristim74 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have turned it on on my rMB. So far there is no noticeable performance degradation.
     
  9. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    Mine is on, same here no performance penalty.
     

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