Harddisk Encryption

Jeremy Schoenhaar jeremy at fam-schoenhaar.de
Mon Nov 27 11:40:28 GMT 2006

Am Montag, den 27.11.2006, 13:00 +0200 schrieb Karoliina Salminen:
> > That is of course a very good point. Perhaps a checkbox with the word
> > Encrypt|_| next to every partition except /boot would be the solution.
> > (Although I hardly trust your average Joe to know what the consequenses
> > would be)
> It has to be also taken into account that users of applications that
> require low latency and fast response time and as high disk IO
> throughput as possible, e.g. musicians using Linux as audio recording
> workstation, don't want to encrypt the disk as the performance is not
> so good even with unencrypted disk. Meaning that for musicians it does
> matter quite much if the disk has 5400 rpm, 7200 rpm or 10000 rpm
> rotation speed. I would limit
> encryption only to work laptop and I prefer all my personal computers
> to be not encrypted, but rather optimized for performance. So the note
> should say for average Joe that
> encryption increases security and takes away some from performance.
> Best Wishes
> Karoliina

That looks like a good place for a one-time messagebox if checked, as I
know of several that want min. 1 encrypted partition on a desktop ( and
are thankfull that with linux they don't need to spend $50 to do it )

Jeremy Schoenhaar

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