Crypt streaming performance impact

I have a encrypted remote on GDrive. Is removing this crypt worth the possible streaming performance increase in exchange for the data secrecy? My understanding is Google doesn't remove or interfere with contents from a GDrive, and if the contents aren't encrypted it enables them to de-dupe files easier thus saving space for them.

I really don't think you'll see any difference in performance using crypt or not.

It's up to you and what you want to do in terms of encryption as no one can answer that for you :slight_smile:

Do you think it's true that Google can't de-dupe files that are encrypted?

Deduplication assumes things are the same.

If you have a file and I have the same file and we both encrypt it, it isn't the same file anymore and it can't be deduped.

That being said, I encrypt any of my data in the cloud so Google being able to dedupe isn't really a concern for me.

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