Hard Drive Encryption on Bootcamp Macbook Pro
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Hard Drive Encryption on Bootcamp Macbook Pro  


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Joined: 4 years ago

I have a 15" 2015 MBP, and currently use a radeon 580 in a Akitio node through a thunderbolt 2 adapter. I use EFI boot from a flash drive to enable the egpu, accelerating an external monitor. I am looking into encrypting my bootcamp partition with either bitlocker or veracrypt, like my OSX is encrypted with filevault. Is it possible to do either and retain egpu capabilities? 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.


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Joined: 3 years ago

In theory, enabling Bitlocker shouldn't affect the eGPU Usage as the system will ask for a password (unless the TPM module can be used) prior to bootup.  

Worst case scenario, Bitlocker Encryption can be disabled after encryption is completed right in Control Panel if the end result is not the desired one.

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + RX 6900 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 20H2 // Minor Hardware mod [build link]