Truecrypt with non-system partitioned drives

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by kevvyb2005, Mar 1, 2011.

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  1. kevvyb2005

    kevvyb2005 Registered Member

    Jun 3, 2005
    London UK

    Having thought about it for a long while I have finally got around to encrypting the system drive (incl data partition) on my laptop with Truecrypt.

    My desktop has two drives. I have similarly encrypted the drive 0 which is the system drive. So far so good.

    Now to secure the copy of my data that is mirrored from drive 0 to drive 1, I want to encrypt that too. Drive 1 has two partitions, the first for the pagefile for the system drive and the second for a copy of my data.

    I am Running Win7 x64 and also have external backups for all my data.

    1. How should I go about encrypting drive 1?
    2. Do I need to remove the pagefile partition to encrypt the whole drive?
    3. Do I understand correctly that this will wipe my data unlike the system drive encryption?
    4. I would also like to continue to have the drive letter(s) for this drive to follow on as it now does from those on Drive 0. Is that possible?
    5. When I eventually get there, if I want to mount drive 1 when the system is booted should I use the same or a different password to that for drive 0, or doesn't it matter?

    If necessary I am willing to return the pagefile to the system drive, even if temporarily until I decide if I should install a dedicated smaller drive for the pagefile. I think securing my data should my PC walk out the door without me is more important.

    Thank you in advance to anyone who may be able to clarify for me.
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