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jimlarson

FileVault and SSD

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I just installed an OWC SSD in my Macbook Pro (Mavericks) and would like to have the drive encrypted. I was using FileVault with my standard drive, but I've been reading that it may not be a good idea to use that with an SSD due to the wear leveling that goes on. In my head, I'm not sure why that would effect it. That's why I'm asking the experts here.

 

What is your opinion on using FileVault with an SSD and why?

 

Thanks, Jim

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you will replace the SSD with a bigger one before it becomes an issue. the cost of SSDs continues to fall. a year ago 128G cost around $200. this year that SSD is under $100.

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