Hard Drive Encryption and RAID 5 Tags: NAS / RAID Hard Drives Encryption Storage Last response: February 10, 2013 8:44 PM in Storage Share nachamiyahu 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? More about : hard drive encryption raid JeauxBleaux 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... Nothing_But_NAS a b G Storage 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBack up raid 0 to a single hard drive ForumAre encryption -capable disks compatible with non- encryption disks? ForumHard disk inaccessible after unknown encryption ForumDead portable external hard drive ?!? ForumMomentus 5400 FDE.2: Data Encryption On-a- Drive ForumSSD(solid state drive ) vs HD( hard drive ) for raid 5 / 6 ForumResearch: Reliable file encryption with NAS drives? ForumOnline storage/backup-avoid encryption problems? ForumSata drive preventing boot - trying to recover RAID -0 data ForumExt Drive Encrypted Files Deny Access ForumRaid 5 :Add another hard drive ? ForumHow to set up raid 5 ForumHow do I move from HDD to SSD ForumRecovery Drive D Copied to External ForumExternal Hard Drive to an iPod? ForumToshiba 750GB External Hard disk showing only 32GB now. ForumProblem - My 320GB External Hard Drive only recognized as 32GB ForumSATA HD, worked briefly, now reports (hard) disk is write protected? ForumRAM Disk for Boot Drive? ForumMy computer is not recognizing my external hard drive. It doesnt seem to show up More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !