I my HHD is pretty full, and found File Vault bogged down my system, not horribly noticeable, but It would lag on opening programs, where it did not do that before I enabled File Vault. Also I found File Vault was not customizable. For example, say I wanted to just encrypt a folder. File Vault does not give that option. So I opted to try PGP Whole Disk Encryption http://www.pgp.com/products/wholediskencryption/index.html
So far I found it to be very customizable, and it works very well with my mail client. My question is how secure do you think it is? I found this Wiki page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_disk_encryption_software with comparisons to different software, and it looks like PGP whole disk encryption is pretty solid. My “pass phase” is between 15 – 25 words long with numbers and symbols… I know that is probably over kill, but nobody is going to use a brute force attack against that.
My question is, if someone took my HHD out, and connected it to there laptop/desktop they would see an encrypted section, I’m assuming with this PGP encryption, the data would just be jumbles, how long would it take to crack the PGP encryption?