nMP - To filevault or not?

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  1. Ryan0751 macrumors regular

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    I'm anxiously awaiting my nMP.

    I wonder what everyones thoughts are for using FileVault 2 on it.

    Do the Xeon's have support for the AES instructions? I'm just wondering how performance will be impacted (though I doubt much).

    There's always that scary thought someone will break into your home and steal your stuff, and it seems like a good way to help protect your personal info.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    FV2 is a no brainer for laptops. Do you think there is a risk of the nMP growing legs and walking off, i.e., getting stolen - if so then enable FV2
     
  3. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    I'd do it. You won't notice a performance difference. Computers are more likely than anything else you own to get stolen during a break in.
     
  4. Ryan0751 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No more so than anything else, but one never knows these days.
     
  5. cohen777 macrumors regular

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    The chips are designed to encode/decode the encryption.
     
  6. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Do it but know its purpose, it protects your files, it will not stop that person from reformatting and using the machine himself. For the latter, you also need to turn on the firmware password.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Of course and given that its your data, you have to weigh whether its sensitive enough for you to encrypt it.
     
  8. MacProCard macrumors 6502

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    A nMP won't have any problem. Takes less than an hour to full encrypt a 1tb hd.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    FV2 is very transparent and there is very little performance hit. No real reason not to do it.
     

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