As I've just got a laptop for the first time (MacBook Pro), I'm now concerned about physical theft, if anyone manages to get their hands on it. I want to encrypt/protect my personal files, so that no-one can EVER get at them (or make it incredibly difficult/almost impossible). I want something seamless for this, that just does its job, without me having to think about it. Will Filevault do this for me? What about performance - I do a lot of heavily-intensive audio work in Logic and Mainstage, which accesses a lot of samples from my HD, etc. - I guess I'd have to store all the audio stuff OUTSIDE of my home directory so that Filevault doesn't do anything to it? Then, how about normal stuff like iMovie use, Photoshop, general OS use - will I notice that Filevault is running because of a bit of a performance decrease? Thanks for any help! Can anyone help?