Especially on a laptop that might be lost on the road I want to encrypt my data.
Many SSDs (Samsung 830, 840 Pro, 840 Evo, 850 Pro, 850 Evo, Plextor M5P, M5S, Crucial M500, M550, Intel 520 etc. no name a few) support hardware based encryption, which is running anyway all the time and has to be enabled by setting a disk password in the BIOS/UEFI.
FDE / SED SSDs have the advantage that you don’t need to configure the encryption on an OS level and any OS can be encrypted.
Does any one have info about that?
Finder: full disk encryption, self encrypting disk