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Apr 6 2013   1:01AM GMT

Whole Disk Encryption and Choosing a CPU



Posted by: Raj Perumal
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Hi folks! In this day and age, whole disk encryption or full disk encryption as it’s called, is a necessary evil.

With the plethora of laptops out there, it’s easy to lose data if you forget your laptop somewhere or if it’s stolen. This is why encryption is necessary. Even if you lose the hardware, nobody can access your data and you can breathe easy.

What’s the problem? Encryption is slow. It can bring your computer to it’s knees. You can mitigate this by using newer computers with SSD hard drives and faster processors. However there are some CPUs that specifically support encryption at the hardware level in the CPU.

If you’re buying a new laptop you can checkout the link of supported processors here.

-RP

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