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Formatting RAID 1 with Journaled/Encrypted?

  • Hard Drives
  • Macbook Pro
  • NAS / RAID
  • Formatting
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
May 3, 2012 6:14:40 AM

Hi, I just installed the Newertech Guardian Maximus on a Macbook Pro Lion OS 10.7.3. I am formatting and the option of Journaled Encrypted came up.

I will be using the two drive RAID 1 system to transfer data off the 2 drives on my MBP. I am interested in encryption but not if it will slow down transfers. What are the pros/cons of formatting in J/E?

I know Filevault 2 slows the computer down by 10-15%. Will J/E slow down file transfers? Thanks.

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a b G Storage
May 3, 2012 10:00:40 AM

It will slow it down slightly. Only ever so slightly. If this is your personal/home system, I would leave it disabled. Unless you're uber paranoid/security person. :)