Version 6.2 of TrueCrypt has been released and includes several improvements, security enhancements and bug fixes on all platforms. The open source, cross platform disk encryption tool has an updated I/O pipeline that uses read-ahead buffering to improve the read performance, especially on solid-state drives (SSD), by around 30 to 50 per cent.
The release now includes boot loader support for motherboards with BIOSes that reserve large amounts of base memory (normally for onboard RAID controllers). The Auto-Mount Devices feature has been improved on Windows, making it run significantly faster, and the header areas will now be wiped before the encrypted headers are written to the disk.
TrueCrypt 6.2 is available to download for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS X and Linux. A Beginner's Tutorial is also available. Full support for Windows 7, command line options for volume creation and 'Raw' CD/DVD volumes are all planned in upcoming versions. TrueCrypt is released under the TrueCrypt License Version 2.6 and donations are accepted to support the project.