We have HP notebooks here at work, and it is policy to have HP's hard drive encryption turned on to protect client databases and IP in the case of loss/theft.
I was wondering if there was any evidence of a performance hit in this situation? The machines are primarily used as development workstations. Anecdotal evidence here suggests that the machines are slower.
Should we be using another approach (i.e. only encrypting the sensitive data as opposed to the entire disk)?