1. System Requirements and Compatibility

System Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • Recent Intel i3 or comparable dual-core 64-bit processor

  • 4 GB of system memory (RAM)

  • HDD or SSD with 15 GB of free space

  • Internet access (for activation and update/upgrade online)

  • 1024×768 display

  • USB Type-A port. USB Type-C is not supported.

MetaDefender Drive does not support ARM or RISC-based processor systems yet.

Operating System, File System, and Disk Encryptions Compatibility

Windows® XP, 7, 8, 8.1, 10; Windows® Server 2012, 2016, 2019.

  • File Systems: FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT (ReFS support is planned)

  • Encryptions: BitLocker, both User Password and Recovery Key

macOS and Macs: Intel-based Macs from 2006 to 2017

  • File Systems: HFS, HFS+, APFS

  • Encryption: FileVault for APFS

Linux: Debian 5 based (or newer), RHEL 6 based (or newer)

  • File Systems: EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, XFS, BTRFS, ReiserFS, JFS (ZFS support is planned)

  • Encryption: LUKS/LVM2