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Need the best hard drive encryption for laptops

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Hi, I need to find encryption software that can encrypt drive for a few laptops for the company. I need something that is very easy to use and does not impact performance. Any suggestions??
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Does this slow down the system if I do the whole drive?

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Yes it will slow the computer down slightly as the OS is doing the encryption/decryption.  If you want to see no loss in speed you need a hardware based encrypted drive.  

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meaning you need to plug in USB drive to decrypt?

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No, the Hadware does the encryption and decryption on the hard drive itself.Causing little to no degradation of performance.  there is still software to drive it, but the software is not performing the work using CPU/ram the drive actually does the work.

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so true crypt would be the best for 5 laptops to be compliant with Hipaa and also considering its free?

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True Crypt is definitely an excellent solution for free and with just 5 is easy enough to manage.  Just make sure to keep passwords secure for backup purposes and make sure to keep a copy of the images in a safe spot for recovery if needed.

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Does True Crypt ask for password open boot up. I just installed it and did full encryption on Windows partiton. I then made recue disc and restarted. It just booted to Windows without asking.

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It should ask for a password.  When you start the encryption and create the recovery disk it should prompt you for a password on boot the boot up and encrypt.  How did you do the encryption?

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I set it to full disk on windows partition ran through the wizard, then set password then made recovery disc and then restarted my laptop and it booted up into windows without asking for the password other than the windows password that I had already.
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yes, but it did not ask for a password and It did not encrypted drive after that. Should I remove the program and reinstall or run wizard again?

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ok, I tried the wizard again like shown in the video and it seems to be working now. Thanks

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Thanks Again!!!
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