Is there any downside of encrypting my OS X 10.10.5 laptop via FileVault, in terms of usability?
Obviously, if I lose the password I can no longer use the laptop. (out of interest is that correct, will the laptop be completely un usable, or will the hard drive be unusable eg. if I were to swap out the HD for a new HD could i use the laptop again)
But apart from that would any other features stop working when the laptop was unlocked because it is encrypted (e.g. file sharing, printer sharing, Apple Remote Desktop, performance degradation, security issues).
I'm setting up the MacBook as new and debating turning on FileVault or not.