- Aug 4, 2020
I'm curious as to how many people use FileVault and if it's really necessary on Macs with SSDs, T2 chips and auto-login disabled. I guess my question is, if you are set up to always require a password for login and you don't have a platter HDD that could be removed if stolen and accessed, is FileVault really necessary? I do encrypt my Time Machine backups on external drives and clearly understand the reason for doing so. But with the T2 chip, if someone stole the Mac and removed the SSD, could they get data from it? This may be a trivial question for the experts here, but I appreciate anyone's thoughts.