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Think of it this way. When you plug in a non encrypted external hard drive, does your computer read all of the data? No, it reads the partition table and some of the directory structure/MFT in order to display disk space usage and the root directory. The same thing occurs when an encrypted drive is mounted, whether it is Truecrypt, LUKS, or Bitlocker. Disk ...


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Answering question 1: I see the following flaws in your model: flaw 1: Any currently known data storage device is prone to accrue errors and data degradation no matter what you do. They also have an expected lifetime, with a different failure rate. USB devices have less durability (on average) than hard-drives, for instance. This means that you may lose ...


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