When comparing BitLocker vs AES Protect, the Slant community recommends AES Protect for most people. In the question“What are the best file encryption tools?” AES Protect is ranked 11th while BitLocker is ranked 13th.
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Pro Multiple authentication methods
You can use a combination of methods consisting of Trusted Platform Module, PIN, and a passphrase on a USB thumb stick.
Pro Native Windows support
It offers the best integration, ease of use and support with Ultimate and Enterprise editions of Microsoft's Windows Vista and Windows 7, and with the Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 8.
Pro Volume-based encryption
BitLocker allows encrypting an entire volume including the OS.
Pro It is portable
Pro It doesn't make their mark on file like xyz.aes .Simply you give any name
Pro His AES Metal provides many types of encryption
If you it download from directorandgeneral.com then it comes with small size portable software that contain AES protect,AES metal,AES command [whole software size 37kb approx].If you want High encrption then AES Metal give random or manual Key of Numbers without Passphrase.
Pro It encrypt almost any file
No public audits possible.
Microsoft could want or be legally required to puts backdoors without users knowledge.
Con Not available for Android, iOS
Con Its time to encrypt or decrypt is little bit slow
Approx takes a 500mb file 1 or 2 minutes to encrypt/decrypt.
Con If you forget password then there is no way to get it back from software or site
So keep safe your password if you encrypt any important file.