Truecrypt on disk 1 instead of disk 0? Need to encrypt OS partition on SSD.
Posted on 2013-01-18
I recently got an ultrabook (Dell 14z). It has a 30gb ssd and 500gb hard drive - it came with windows 8 and like 9 partitions including GPT partitions instead of MBR. I wiped it all clean, created 2 partitions (MBR), used the SSD for the OS and the other for storage and loaded win7 on the SSD.
Disk0 is the 500gb drive, disk 1 is the SSD. Truecrypt doesnt like this and wont allow me to encrypt the drive. Also noticed that the SSD is now about out of space so I am not sure how Dell had these configured out of the box, maybe the OS wasnt on the SSD, but I thought that would be best from a performance standpoint. Ive never used one of these dual hard drive systems with SSDs from OEM. I usually just buy a standard laptop and throw in an intel SSD thats >120GB and am good to go.
It wasnt exactly easy getting this to the point it is now - but I fear having only 2-3GB left on my SSD isnt going to be good long term...
Should I redo the partitions and load win 7 a different way?
Should I just use a different encryption program that allows you to encrypt disk1?