Bad clusters and FDE

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by stap0510, Nov 22, 2008.

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  1. stap0510

    stap0510 Registered Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    OK, i've discussed TrueCrypt with you guys before.
    I know that Truecrypt (thank god) refuses to encrypt a systemtem partition for a whole disk encryption-solution, when encountering a bad cluster apon encryption-proces.

    But where do the other and commercial FDE-products stand on this?
    Does DriveCrypt and Pointsec refuse to encrypt a drive with a bad cluster?

    I can ofcourse aks the vendors in my own country, but:
    A: I think their knowledgde doesn't go that deep to give me an accurate answer
    B: there commercial, they'll probably want to sell me their FDE-producy regardless if it will work on my (perhaps) older drive with a few bad clusters.

    What do you guys think how other (in relation to Truecrypt) software would react to bad clusters upon encrypting a disk?
  2. LockBox

    LockBox Registered Member

    Nov 20, 2004
    Here, There and Everywhere
    Well, we really don't know what those other products are doing as they are closed-source. If they make no specific claims, then it's trial and error. The beauty of Truecrypt is it's open-source code. Honestly, I wouldn't mess with any other product.
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