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SuperdeeeDuper
02-22-2008, 02:18 PM
Just a quick question. I'm still new to SuperDuper and I did try to find this question and I didn't see it posted. As I'm carrying my external LaCie around I'm starting to think that it's not secure. There is no encryption on it. Someone could steal my bag and load all my stuff on a Mac. Yikes.

Now I have Truecrypt and that makes drives encrypted. It's a great program. What I'm wondering is can I encrypt my LaCie drive and still expect it to be bootable if I need it? I'm at work so I can't test this out, so I figured I would ask now before I forget.

dnanian
02-22-2008, 02:44 PM
It seems really unlikely that'll work.

SuperdeeeDuper
02-22-2008, 02:54 PM
Is there another encryption program that you would recommend? Something that gives you the option to decrypt when you try to boot with it? I heard someone say that hitting F2 or something at startup gives you options or something to enter in a decrypting password on some drives. (Again, I'm at work so I don't know). Is that familiar to you?

dnanian
02-22-2008, 02:57 PM
Sorry, no: this isn't something I do, so I can't provide you with any recommendations.

SuperdeeeDuper
02-22-2008, 02:59 PM
No problem. Thanks for your attention.

Timmy
02-24-2008, 10:52 PM
There are currently no Mac encryption products that can encrypt an entire boot drive.

PGP Co. is working on adding boot disk encryption to its PGPDisk product. It will be available for Intel Macs (PPC will not be supported) sometime within the next year or so.

However, when PGPDisk does become available it remains to be determined how it will function with SuperDuper! or other back-up software.