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Using Encrypted Disk 21 Jul 2018 03:25 #96425

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I am using MyBook Thunderbolt Duo - MAC OS Extended (Journaled) External 4TB Drives for my media.
I was considering encrypting the drive using Apple FileVault.
But - does anyone know the possible performance hit when editing in FCPX using encrypted drives??
Cheers,'Garry
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Using Encrypted Disk 21 Jul 2018 12:04 #96429

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MAJOR performance hit! Basically, you can NOT edit on a File Vault encrypted drive. Well, technically you "can" but you won't like it very much.

What is your goal for using an encrypted drive?
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Using Encrypted Disk 22 Jul 2018 03:15 #96437

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Thank you :) I suspected as much.
My external drive is not dedicated to Video, it has general documents etc as well, hence my wondering about security and encryption.

Also wondering if I should encrypt the SSD on my iMac. Again, I suspect not a good idea from the editing perspective as its likely used for temp files etc.

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Using Encrypted Disk 22 Jul 2018 09:50 #96441

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Again, why encrypt in the first place? That's pretty high security. And yes, it will slow down intensive apps like NLEs too much.
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Using Encrypted Disk 23 Jul 2018 04:29 #96445

… although 99% of my projects are 'hobby', I meanwhile own a shoebox full of drives, average price for a TB actually ~40-50€ for spinners, SSDs ~100-120€ … ok, I don't have the need nor the wish to access everything any time ;)

Ext. drives offer additionally the 'physical locked away'-factor = add that to security.
Friends on their months long trips with a camper keep a backup of their precious photos&videos always 'in their shirt' = Samsung offer extSSD/1TB, size of a matchbook. And fast enough for editing… in many cases.

speaking of backups… ;)
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