How to setup Truecrypt properly?
Posted on 2007-03-28
I do have a 2nd harddrive where I'd like to store sensitive data encrypted by TrueCrypt. Now I'd like to know what the "best" way to setup the new drive.
- It's a 500gb drive, are there any pro's/con's when using the whole 500gb as one container or would it be better to not use a container (select file), but the "select device" option for the whole drive.
- Is it possible to defrag the drive, or can this cause problems? Should the dive be defrag'd when mounted?
- I want to use "weak" password, but with a keyfile. As one without the other is useless, the "weak" password shouldn't be a problem? What do you think?
- Which hash algo. should be used?
Any further advices are greatly welcome.