I'm trying to get all of our laptops doing FDE (as I'm sure lots of you are), and I've run into a problematic spot. Our Windows and Linux laptops are Dells, and they have some good BIOS integration with the Seagate drives (such as the ST9160314AS). That's working well. However, on the Mac, the BIOS support (well, EFI support) just isn't there.
A coworker tried WinMagic, which claims to support these drives, but have a slew of issues that killed the project at the time (lockups, slow OS, bad interaction with FileVault). I'd really like to get it working.
Is there anything that will work for me? FileVault is better than nothing, but it slows the machines down noticeably when doing heavy IO (which is common for our users, being Java developers). One of the available software FDE packages (such as PGPDisk) would probably work, but I doubt it would be much faster than FileVault.
Also, if someone with some rep could create some tags for me (fde, winmagic, filevault), that would be awesome.