HDD password for mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iKaushal, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. iKaushal macrumors 6502

    iKaushal

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    Hi,

    I wanted to know if it is possible to have a HDD level password for my MacBook Pro. I use mavericks and windows 8 both. So in case my mac gets lost, I want to be 100% safe that even by removing the HDD and converting it to external hdd, no one can access my data.

    I have a similar password in my sony vaio laptop.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated. :)
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    FileVault 2 will do that.
     
  3. iKaushal thread starter macrumors 6502

    iKaushal

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    Will it protect my windows partition as well?
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Nope. FileVault 2 only protects the OS X side. For Windows you're on your own.
     

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