Protect a Partition - Use Bitlocker or Something Else?
Posted on 2010-08-19
I have a Dell workstation running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Two disk drives. Drive one has the C: partition and the recovery partition. Drive two has two partitions - the Windows swap file and a partition that holds all my data files (call it F: below).
I would like to secure the data on F:. Actually, there are two folders on F: that have the information I really want to secure. The other folders are optional.
I want protection that is reasonably secure, reliable, and easy to use. I do not need military-quality protection, though.
* Would Bitlocker suffice for this? What are the pro's and con's of using Bitlocker?
* If I use Bitlocker what should I look out for? (I already know about the Microsoft articles and plan to read them. I'm looking for any practical expert advice you may have.)
* If not Bitlocker, then what?
* Is it practical to protect just those two folders or should I protect the entire F: partition?
* Should I consider protecting C: since Windows and programs such as Office store temp files in various places on C:?