What are the advantages of using FireVault?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mrsir2009, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    I know it encrypts your hard disk, but what is the advantage of doing so?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Prevents other people from accessing it. Admin password can be reseted to get access to the data, but encrypted cannot be accessed without the specific password. Fairly useful if you have some corporate or other data that you don't want other people to see.
     
  3. tootall macrumors regular

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    are there drawbacks to using file vault? Decreased speed and file corruption??
     

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