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    Speedy Encryption

    I've just encrypted a 120GB SSD with Sophos Safeguard v5.

    it took 8 minutes. Average time on spinning rust is 2hrs.

    Wowser.

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    Several things to look at, such as is it doing full disk, or only the data on the disk currently? SSDs are quick, was the 2 hours a normal disk? Also, does the drive support hardware encryption?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MordyT View Post
    Also, does the drive support hardware encryption?
    If its different processors the newer intels support certain types of encryption too boosting speeds.

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    Old i3s believe it or not, at least four years old.

    Cheapo SSDs as well - so looks like the drive is handling it phenomenally well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
    Wowser.
    SSDs that support the eDrive standard can be encrypted with Bitlocker in a couple of seconds.

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