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Hard drive encryption is a process of converting your readable data into something unreadable to protect it.
With hard drive encryption, you will prevent unauthorized access to your data. There are two types of hard drive encryption:
Software-based encryptionHardware-based encryption
In this post, we will talk about the software-based solutions.
Most implementations of hard drive encryption encrypt the whole disk except the bootable part like the Master Boot Record (MBR) or GPT.
Some hardware-based encryption programs encrypt the whole disk including the booting part.
Benefits of Full Disk Encryption
Compared to single file or folder encryption, full disk encryption has many advantages:
Encrypting everything including the Temp files