SSD and FileVault

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by southerndoc, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. southerndoc macrumors 6502a

    southerndoc

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    How do you think an SSD (like Intel or another version with high read/write speeds) would function with FileVault?

    Will the constant reading/writing from encryption/decryption significantly affect the life of an SSD? What about performance after multiple writes for each sector?
     
  2. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    It will work just fine.

    No. At least it won't on any modern SSD with a half-decent wear-leveling algorithm.

    There's nothing special about FileVault that would cause any problems here. If the drive has a decent wear-leveling algorithm you'll be fine. Any drive with a low write amplification rate will do just great -- I've used FDE on Intel's SSDs for a couple months now with absolutely no ill effects whatsoever.
     

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