I've been using Truecrypt containers for quite some time and love it. I've never tried to encrypt a full partition or drive though. I have a few external drives that I want to encrypt, but wanted to try and encrypt the whole drive, instead of using a container. I know when I use a container, it mounts a virtual drive. Does it do the same if you have a full drive encrypted? Basically, I'd like to encrypt the full drive, but keep it assigned a drive letter, say Z:, because I have that drive mapped to other computers on my LAN. Will this work if I encrypt the full drive? or will I have to mount a virtual drive? I think I could use a container and mount it to the same drive letter each time, but if I do this with multiple containers, I'd have to make sure the same container is mounted to the same drive letter each time so when I access from another computer the drive letter will have the content I need. Am I making sense? If so, can anyone provide a good approach for encrypting external drives that are shared on a network? Thanks!