BitLocker

  1. Stitch194's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    BitLocker


    I use Bit Locker encryption on all of my Thumb drives that contain personal data.
    Has anyone else of late, noticed the slow down of Bit Locker USB full encryption process. 7-8hrs to encrypt a Sandisk 128 GB Thumb drive is ridiculous.
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  2. lx07's Avatar
    Posts : 5,479
    2004
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    USB2 or 3? What do you have set for cipher strength? The default was changed in 1511 to use XTS although I didn't notice it being slower, perhaps it is.

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    I don't have such large USB keys bit it does seem very slow - there is no point encrypting the whole volume if the drive is new or it has been encrypted before so you could consider that also.
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  3. sn00ker's Avatar
    Posts : 547
    10 pro 64
       #3

    Stitch194 said:
    I use Bit Locker encryption on all of my Thumb drives that contain personal data.
    Has anyone else of late, noticed the slow down of Bit Locker USB full encryption process. 7-8hrs to encrypt a Sandisk 128 GB Thumb drive is ridiculous.
    Did you encrypt with data on the drive or without anything on it ?
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