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Is this Real ? Encrypting 500 GB HDD in 5 Seconds ?


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georgetok

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Hi,

I was looking for a software that would easily Encrypt my 500 GB HDD without much of technical knowledge.

I looked at "TruCrypt" "Cryptic Disk" "Hide & Protect Any Drive" ...etc.

But they all required mounting & Unmounting & other stuff.

Then I came across a software called "StorageCrypt" which Encrypts a 500 GB HDD in less than 5 Seconds. I didn't believe it so I downloaded trial version & tried it & it did something in less than 5 seconds. But I couldn't tell if it really encrypted the HDD or just did something else that would open with a Password. Here is the Link to download free trial.

http://www.magic2003.net/


Other software took a long time to encrypt & involved many steps.

Can anyone tell me how to verify if your HDD is Really Encrypted or not & whether this software is for Real ?

Thank You.
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This program is a failure. It only encrypts the MBR and filesystem table. The file contents are not encrypted, and totally recoverable.
Stick with something like TrueCrypt please. At least it won't force you to pay for strong encryption.
If you don't want to click Mount each time, TC can be configured to ask for password on startup and/or drive connect.

P/s: By not decrypting the drive and writing to it you risk trashing your data. You have been warned.

Edited by devper94, 03 July 2011 - 06:39 AM.

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This program is a failure. It only encrypts the MBR and filesystem table. The file contents are not encrypted, and totally recoverable.
Stick with something like TrueCrypt please. At least it won't force you to pay for strong encryption.
If you don't want to click Mount each time, TC can be configured to ask for password on startup and/or drive connect.

P/s: By not decrypting the drive and writing to it you risk trashing your data. You have been warned.


Can you please explain your P/S in more detail ?

I I encrypted & then decypted the drive using a password & it worked but I did not try to write anything on that drive after decrypting. Is that what you meant ? Should I try to write something after cecrypting & see if it writes ?

Thank You.

P/s: By not decrypting the drive and writing to it you risk trashing your data. [b]You have been warned.[/
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no, i meant if you write to the drive when it is stll encrypted, your data might be overwritten.
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