Since TrueCrypt is gone now, I'm planning in using BitLocker to encrypt my drives. I want to encrypt all hard drives.
In my computer, I have an SSD and an HDD. At best, I want to turn on the computer, enter the complicated and long password only once and have both drives unlocked. When I re-install Windows, I usualy only format the SSD and not the HDD. This is where I want to avoid surprises, such as the HDD not being readable anymore for any reason.
Specifically therefore I'm asking:
What is the optimal way for setting up a completely encrypted computer with 2 hard drives?
(This seems to be a common problem, but I did not found a specific solution to it online)
A summary of the hardware & software configuration:
- Windows 8.1 Pro
- SSD where basically only Windows is installed. - Ability to format and re-install Windows required!
- HDD on which data is stored