Is there any way AT ALL to get full disk encryption on a PowerPC Mac?

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  1. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Hi guys.

    Is there any way AT ALL to get full disk encryption on a PowerPC Mac for the system boot drive?

    I have a dual 1.8GHz G5 running 10.5.8. Using Filevault at the moment, but it sucks (as it only protects the home folder.) Taking a performance hit from FDE is not an issue for me. All the software I can find (PGP, Checkpoint) is Intel-only.

    What about hardware encryption, like a hardware-encrypted SATA hard disk? Anybody got experience or any links to one of those being used in a PowerPC Mac?
     
  2. bigeasy_uk macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried using truecrypt? I've not used it on macs but it does full disk encryption and 10.4 and above is supported, and is free.
     
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    You asked this back in November. Why are you asking it again in a new thread?
     
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    Doesn't support encryption of the boot disk.

    Nobody answered. This thread is very much more direct.
     
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    You are quite right, sorry. I've only used it on a Windows system before, which does allow boot disk encryption.
     
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