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How to Encrypt Your SSD on MAC

Encryption of SSD on Windows is way much harder as compared to that on MAC. But why do we need encryption of SSD? Well, let us start from the beginning. SSD is the abbreviation for Solid State Drive. The functionality of SSD is way more different than the traditional hard drive. Drilling holes, zeroing out, and degaussing will not help in completely securing of the SSD. Hence, if you want to get hold off an SSD, the only option you have is to encrypt the drive. Today we will teach you how to encrypt an SSD on MAC.

How to Encrypt Your SSD on MAC

  • Navigate to System Preferences and click on Security & Privacy. Tap on the FileVault once you enter the Security & Privacy panel.
  • Enter your password after you tap the lock icon.
  • Tap the Turn on FileVault option on the screen.
  • You will now see a prompt message. Select the Create a recovery key and do not use my iCloud Account option. Once you have selected the option, click Continue. Usually, you should note down the key. This key helps you in decrypting the data. But, since you are destroying the SSD, this will not be a problem.
  • Reboot your PC when a prompt message appears.

But, if you are in a confusion as to what would be the reasons behind the failure of traditional formatting and destruction of hard drive, then you are on the right path. As a matter of fact, there is no proper way of deleting information from an SSD securely. Hence, the universally accepted solution is to encrypt the data and get rid of the encryption key forever. This will make the SSD good for nothing. Most of the companies make their own software to format an SSD. But it is very difficult to trust them and to be dependent on them.

So friends, get your SSD encrypted now.

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