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TrueCrypt safe of errors

  • TrueCrypt
  • Windows 7
  • Hard Drives
Last response: in Windows 7
May 3, 2014 3:34:33 PM

I wish to protect my data using TrueCrypt container, but I want to make sure that I won't find myself one day unable to access my data even though I enter the correct password. I know it can happen even with unencrypted data (if HDD has failed in some relevant sectors which contain the data), but I wish to know if encrypting the data with TrueCrypt has a higher chance of failure than not encrypting my data at all ?

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a c 365 $ Windows 7
May 4, 2014 3:47:36 AM

Whether you encrypt the data or not makes absolutely no difference to the risk of data loss caused by faulty hardware.
Personally I would never use any form of local data encryption as it adds yet another layer of risk to those we already know of.

I save all my data to four external hard drives (all containing same data) and lock them away at the end of each day.