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truecrypt a hdd with a non-encrypted ssd boot?

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June 12, 2013 1:37:59 PM

Hello, I plan on using an ssd boot drive with multiple hdds for storage. Is it possible to truecrypt one or more of my storage drives and access them from Windows or another OS? (I will not be encrypting the ssd)
June 12, 2013 1:44:01 PM

Yeah, that's possible, just select your device and create a new volume for the entire drive you want to encrypt and encrypt partition in place if you already have some stuff on it...

To open it later, you need to go in Truecrypt (launch it at startup and select mount favorites) and mount drives in new letter (drives will show in windows with the letter you select and will show as standard non formatted drive with default letter, ex: the drive D:\ will not be formatted but when mounted it will show as D:\ not formatted and the letter you selected where all your stuff will be
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June 12, 2013 2:11:10 PM

spawnkiller said:
Yeah, that's possible, just select your device and create a new volume for the entire drive you want to encrypt and encrypt partition in place if you already have some stuff on it...

To open it later, you need to go in Truecrypt (launch it at startup and select mount favorites) and mount drives in new letter (drives will show in windows with the letter you select and will show as standard non formatted drive with default letter, ex: the drive D:\ will not be formatted but when mounted it will show as D:\ not formatted and the letter you selected where all your stuff will be


The drives will be bare prior to encryption. When you say launch it at startup do you mean launch truecrypt in OS or prior to booting into an OS? I haven't used the software yet so I'm not familiar with how to access the encrypted drives.
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June 12, 2013 3:00:34 PM

launch at windows logon (there's an option for that) then Truecrypt will prompt you to enter the password for your drives (make it easier to mount multiple drives without being 5 min at every startup to open truecrypt and unlock each indivually...

if the drive is empty then select encrypt the whole drive, not encrypt partition in place, the process will be a lot faster ;) 
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