Monthly Archives: October 2012

Bitlocker on Crucial M4 128 Gb SSD

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So, today at work I had a little bit of idle time to find out the exact effects of Microsoft’s encryption technology “Bitlocker”. Having my computer encrypted gives me a safer feeling about walking around with sensitive data, not to mention the fact that some companies require to be compliant when it comes to security measurements. To see what the effects were on encrypting my SSD I did a test run of CrystalDiskMark before and after.
See the results below:
Note that the differences between an encrypted disk and a unencrypted disk is not that large. Which is a proof to me it is safe to walk around with an encrypted disk. The test was run on a HP Probook 6560b with an Core i5-2410M and 8 Gigabytes of memory.

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Bitlocker on Crucial M4 128 Gb SSD

Published / by Rens Hollanders / Leave a Comment

So, today at work I had a little bit of idle time to find out the exact effects of Microsoft’s encryption technology “Bitlocker”. Having my computer encrypted gives me a safer feeling about walking around with sensitive data, not to mention the fact that some companies require to be compliant when it comes to security measurements. To see what the effects were on encrypting my SSD I did a test run of CrystalDiskMark before and after.
See the results below:
Note that the differences between an encrypted disk and a unencrypted disk is not that large. Which is a proof to me it is safe to walk around with an encrypted disk. The test was run on a HP Probook 6560b with an Core i5-2410M and 8 Gigabytes of memory.

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Bitlocker on Crucial M4 128 Gb SSD

Published / by Rens Hollanders / Leave a Comment

So, today at work I had a little bit of idle time to find out the exact effects of Microsoft’s encryption technology “Bitlocker”. Having my computer encrypted gives me a safer feeling about walking around with sensitive data, not to mention the fact that some companies require to be compliant when it comes to security measurements. To see what the effects were on encrypting my SSD I did a test run of CrystalDiskMark before and after.
See the results below:
Note that the differences between an encrypted disk and a unencrypted disk is not that large. Which is a proof to me it is safe to walk around with an encrypted disk. The test was run on a HP Probook 6560b with an Core i5-2410M and 8 Gigabytes of memory.

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Bitlocker Performance on Crucial M4 128 Gb SSD

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So, today at work I had a little bit of idle time to find out the exact effects of Microsoft’s encryption technology “Bitlocker” on Windows 7 Enterprise. Having my computer encrypted gives me a safer feeling about walking around with sensitive data, not to mention the fact that some companies require to be compliant when it comes to security measurements. To see what the effects were on encrypting my SSD I did a test run of CrystalDiskMark http://crystalmark.info/ before and after.

See the results below:

Note that the differences between an encrypted disk and a unencrypted disk is not that large. Which is a proof to me it is safe to walk around with an encrypted disk. The test was run on a HP Probook 6560b with an Core i5-2410M and 8 Gigabytes of memory.

Results before encryption

 

Results after encryption

Outlook 2013, view the weather from your calendar!

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So currently I’m trying out the public beta of Office 2013, which can be found here

And when I started Outlook 2013 and went to my Calendar pane, I saw this little bar predicting the weather.

This is connected to Microsofts weather service also used in Windows Phone 7, 8 and Windows 8.

By hovering over it, we even receive even more detailed weather predictions:

Because the preview version of Office 2013 is in English my weather forecast was shown in Fahrenheit instead of Celsius. This can be adjusted in the Outlook options.

Click on “File > Options”, and then select the Calendar pane. Scroll down..

..and select Celsius, now click OK.

Et voilà! Celsius degrees in Outlook 2013!