password protect 2nd hdd?

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  1. chinhiphone macrumors regular

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    so currently i only have a normal login pw to "protect" my mac, this can be easily bypassed.

    i been reading and some say to turn on file vault, but file vault secures the home folder of my mac.

    i dont have anything on my main hdd of my mac.. i have a caddy hdd which i store everything that is not applications.

    the 2nd drive is formatted mac journal. is there any way to password protect the 2nd drive?

    a firmware password will only prevent a person from booting into the OS
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

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  4. chinhiphone thread starter macrumors regular

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    im currently on snow leopart.. no plans for lion, but maybe mountain lion when its released.

    i havent done a firmware password because it can still be bypassed through hardware.

    file vault 2 seem slike a good solution, just im on SL

    thanks for your help
     
  5. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    i'm confused... how can the firmware password be bypassed with hardware?
     
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  7. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    I personally have a 100GB truecrypt pwd protected file. I just set it to mount at log in, and it prompts for password.

    File is on my optibay HD.
     
  8. chinhiphone thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the infomation.. i currently do not have a thunderbolt mac nor lion



    i am thinking about doing this methond as well. thanks
     

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