Forum Question: Does encrypting hard drive make Mac booting longer?

Thank you for your excellent website and tutorials.
I have recently encrypted my hard drive with time machine and now the start up screen when i log in looks different and the Mac now takes longer to boot up. Is this normal from your experience?
Luis do Nascimento

Comments: 2 Responses to “Does encrypting hard drive make Mac booting longer?”

    10/3/11 @ 6:41 am

    Encrypt with Time Machine? Do you mean File Vault? Time Machine does backups. File Vault is what you would use to encrypt your drive.
    I would imagine it does take a little longer to boot up when you have encrypted your entire drive.
    If this is a problem, then consider never shutting down. See episode 240:

      Luis do Nascimento
      10/3/11 @ 7:25 am


      I’m sorry i meant to say File Vault and not Time Machine. Thank you so much for your prompt answer.

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