I have purchased a new laptop with Win 10 Pro and 2 Tb HDD. Am going to partition into 2 drives of 200Gb (C) and balance as D for data as soon as I receive the laptop. Next I want to encrypt the disks so that in case laptop is stolen my data cannot be accessed at all. Presently I am using VeraCrypt containers for specific data but I want to protect all of it with the new laptop. I am planning to us either BitLocker or VeraCrypt. Inclined to use BL as it is built in. I have some queries 1) Which is better at encryption or are both similar? 2) I do not use Microsoft account at all. I use local account only. Does that affect BL in any way? 3) What happens if I hibernate or sleep the PC? If laptop is stolen and someone pulls the HDD is it decrypted or encrypted? 4) I assume that if I just lock the screen and the HDD is removed the data is decrypted. Looking forward to receiving valuable suggestions.