Let’s explain to you how to disable BitLocker on your PC with Windows 11 to accelerate the performance of your SSD. As reported in Genbeta, a study has revealed that BitLocker can slow down your SSD by up to 45%, and that is why you may want to disable it.
BitLocker is a feature to encrypt the contents of your hard drive and maximize your privacy. In Windows 11 Pro it may be activated by default, but if you do not need this extra security for the contents of your computer, disabling it can help you speed up hard drive performance. We are going to do all this with a single command from the Windows terminal.
Easily disable BitLocker
The first thing you have to do is open windows terminal. To do that, simply open the start menu and type the word Terminal so that the application appears.
When you are inside the terminal, write the command manage-bde -status. When you type this command, a lot of data will appear, and you have to check what it says in “Conversation status” and “Encryption method”. In the first it will tell you if there is an active encryption, and the second the type of encryption. If you have active encryption with XTS-AESthen you have BitLocker activated.
Next, write the command manage-bde -off C:. In this command you can change the C: to the hard drive letter you want, and you will disable BitLocker on this hard drive.