I installed the OCZ Vertex Plus 120 GB SSD on a Dell E6510 laptop that requires bitlocker by IT policy. I took benchmarks before and after and noticed a huge drop in some performance numbers. Is this normal?
It felt weird, esp. that read performed dropped more than write performance and i have a core i7 on the laptop. I didn't use the system much before I encrypted the drive, but I did sense a slight drop in performance. Of course, both beat the socks off the regular hdd I had before. I wonder if over provisioning can help.