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Right now I'm have truecrypt mount a container file at startup. All that is needed after log on is the truecrypt password and then the container mounts. It stores any personal data on my work machine: Firefox profile, evernote database, dropbox etc..

Has anyone tried replacing this with an automount bitlocked vhd on startup? If so how did you automount? Any performance gains?

It's not that I don't like the truecrypt method, I'm just wondering if having the native app would be better.

Windows 7 Enterprise x64.

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I haven't tried it, but you may want to read this article and understand the different tools they are using:

http://blogs.sans.org/windows-security/2009/11/17/bitlocker-attached-vhd-drive/

In a nutshell:

  • Create the VHD, and mount it as a volume
  • Use BitLocker To Go encryption, optionally with your authentication credentials to automount it when you are logged in.
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