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Our institution requires disc encryption on laptops, but I'm uneasy about using full disc encryption without SECDED ECC DRAM.

Is it safe to use full disc encryption on laptops with unreliable memory?

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While the usage of error-correcting memory is a plus in preventing data loss due to sector corruption in the event of memory errors, it is not a requirement for full disk encryption.

Considering that most people do use FDE on computers that do not have error-correcting memory, it should be safe.

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