FileVault turned on as standard

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by glewis, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. glewis macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2011
    Hi, new here.

    I've heard that FileVault does not noticeably slow down performance when turned on. If this is the case, why don't Apple have it turned on as standard, considering it vastly improves security?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    From what I've read on this review AnandTech it does impact performance. Plus as a user, I want the choice, that is if I want it. I can turn it on. I think the default of having it off is the better option
  3. glewis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2011
    ...however, I can see what you are saying.

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