I upgraded the SSD in a Mac Mini and I'm reinstalling Mojave via internet recovery.

The disk is completely erased right now, and when creating a new partition it asks me if I want to choose APFS or APFS (Encrypted).

I want full encryption on the drive. Should I go with APFS then enable FileVault later on, or simply partition the disk with APFS (Encrypted)?


I tested both options on my own: on Mojave installing on a new disk with APFS (Encrypted) results in a fully working system with FileVault already enabled.

  • Isnt FIleVault always activated by default on a SSD Mac? – Mick Mar 20 at 10:04

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