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i have the same Integral Secure Key and i can transfer all data without any kind of encryption and store it; for all more private data i use the encryption function. so there is no need to re-format the usb to store data 'more easily"


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When I open Diskutility, I see a change for partitions that are encrypted. They each have two entries, a parent and child. The parent is the normal partition, and inside is the encrypted child partition. As the encryption is always done by the OS, it is software encryption. The resulting encrypted child partition is smaller than the parent. As I had ...


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This might answer your question - though it scares me to death - http://superuser.com/questions/495672/how-can-i-convert-a-mbr-partition-to-gpt-without-loss-of-data Alternatively, iPartition can do it - but can't handle Core Storage Volumes, so it's usefulness may be short-lived as more of these come into use. [Unless they release an update, of course] ...


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The chances are you don't have enough free space on it to allow it to encrypt at all; if it does work it will be horrendously slow. You should always leave at least 10% free space on a hard drive, preferably 15% Encryption is not by default also compression; the resulting file size may be no different. For compression, if the data is predominantly 'text' ...


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While grgarside's procedure is spot on, you may not see sparsebundle as an available Image Format, as can be seen in here... (as i recently experienced) In this case, it is likely that you will need to enable Disk Utility's advanced image options via the following terminal command. defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility advanced-image-options 1 Upon ...



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