veracrypt time to encryption

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by 980009, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. 980009

    980009 Registered Member

    Aug 21, 2019
    crazy town
    Hey guys! i was wondering if anyone can tell me how long it takes for full disk encryption for a 1tb, or 2 tb hard drive 7200 spinning. also is using a ssd not secure for this ?
    any alternatives that are better then veracrpyt ?

    thanks in advance
  2. brians08

    brians08 Registered Member

    Apr 27, 2008
    Your encryption speed will be most likely CPU limited and not drive speed limited. You could create a 1 gig file container and time how long it takes to complete. Then multiply by 1,000 for a TB.
    SSDs are not a good idea if you plan to use a hidden volume. Also not so good if you have existing data. Best to start with a new/blank drive and do full device encrypt.
    VeraCrypt is good because it is based on TrueCrypt and includes some bug fixes and updates.
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