Bitlocker encryption time

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Damodred, May 1, 2015.

  1. Damodred

    Damodred Limp Gawd

    Feb 27, 2007

    Thought I'd ask before I do something stupid :)
    I'd like to encrypt my fileservers with Bitlocker but I wonder how fast it is these days? The servers run Windows 8.1 and when trying on another system I get about 100MB reads and writes during encryption - is this somewhere in the ballpark for performance? Oh and the cpu supports hardware encryption as well :)

    Thanks in advance


    Just finished encrypting a Raid6 array with 8x2TB drives. Time approximately 24 hours and an average speed of about 125-130MB/sec. Cpu is an AMD A4 5300 dual core cpu. Not so bad imho.
    Last edited: May 2, 2015