03-10-2012 03:24 PM - edited 03-10-2012 03:25 PM
I own the WD My Passport Studio 1 TB external hard drive for Mac.
I have set a password that I am prompted to enter each time, I plug in the drive.
Is this actually only a password or are my data on the drive truly encrypted.
I am asking, because I am using the drive for Time Machine backups.
Time Machine offerst the option to encrypt the volume.
Do I really need the Time Machine encryption or is the volume already encrypted by setting the password?
Thanks a lot in advance.
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03-11-2012 07:11 AM
The information is truly encrypted, you could even take out the internal hard drive out of the passport case and connect it directly to a computer and you cannot access the information.
03-11-2012 10:16 AM
Thanks, that's exactly what I wanted to know.
So I reckon, I don't have to use the Time Machine encryption of the backup files, since the drive is already encrypted.
That's why I was asking.