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Hard Drive Encryption and RAID 5

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February 5, 2013 10:21:41 AM

I was wondering if there was a way to encrypt a software RAID 5 array. If so, are there any disadvantages?
February 7, 2013 12:58:53 AM

nachamiyahu said:
I was wondering if there was a way to encrypt a software RAID 5 array.


You can encrypt any data on any drive or array of drives. Try truecrypt. -> http://www.truecrypt.org/

nachamiyahu said:
If so, are there any disadvantages?


Forgetting your password can be a huge disadvantage...

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February 10, 2013 8:44:07 PM

There is also dmcryp/LUKS.

Disadvantages:
In addition to pass phrase issue, performance hit and you OS incorrectly recognizing an encrypted disk as not formatted are the two other major concerns.
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