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  • 3.0 stars

    "Excellent when it works"

    April 22, 2012  |   By Lizardxy

    Pros

    When it works, it provides a wonderful free service that fully and privately encrypts files and systems.

    Cons

    It does not always work. Whether it works or not depends on whether the computer uses a GUID partition table or a MBR partition table. This seems to depend on the size of the harddrive - smaller hard drives can use MBR. Larger ones require GUID. TrueCrypt works on MBR but not on GUID, which leaves me extremely disappointed with my beautiful new desktop - I can't use it securely. Other software, including Symantec PGP and Microsoft BitLocker also failed to work. PGP probably failed for the same reason TrueCrypt failed. BitLocker failed for other reasons.

    Summary

    I hope TrueCrypt can add GUID partition table compatibility. I did donate the last time TrueCrypt worked for me.

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  • Reply by Red_Kangaroo on September 15, 2012

    I am using it without problem on a two terabyte drive. Maybe there is another problem.

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