Hello, I have almost no knowledge of BitLocker. I am considering using it on my system as an added layer of security. Since I have almost no knowledge of BL, I am looking for the members here at Wilders to help me make an informed decision as to whether I use it or not. Any opinions and/or experiences will be most welcome and appreciated. The main reason I am considering BL is I have not personally seen too very many "horror" stories about it. Other software such as TrueCrypt seem to be a bit more involved both in installing, setting up, and maintaining. I have also seen many "horror" stories, mostly involving corruption and trying to restore things back to a normal state. I have heard of too many having to start over with TrueCrypt. Now do not get me wrong as I am sure TC is a great product, but I do not want to spend much time in installing, setting up, maintaining, or having to deal with problems. Believe me, if it can get messed up, I will do it. Some of my questions I have now at this moment: Is BL easy to set up and use? How does it affect system performance? Does it affect imaging as far as backup and restoring? From an operational and system viewpoint, once setup and running, can I tell any difference in how my system works or functions? Is the setup process easy and foolproof? Once setup and running, is it pretty much forget it after that point or does it require much maintenance? How will BL affect my defragmentation processes, if at all? What are the advantages of using BL? What are the disadvantages of using BL? Are there any quirks or warnings I should know about BL and if so, what is the best ways to avoid them? These are the questions that I have running around inside my head at the moment. I am sure I will have more, especially as I start getting some feedback. Basically I want something that I can set up easily, is easy to use, takes little or no maintenance, and once up and running I can tell no difference in my system. I want it to be stable and reliable, and pose very little (preferably none) problems throughout my normal daily computer usage. I hope some of you are familiar with BL and some of you have either used it or are currently using it. I do not want too make headaches for myself by trying to implement BL or during its usage. Thanks to all for your help in answering my questions and deciding whether BL is for me.