my Passport Ultra (2TB) has failed; it cannot be accessed and there is a clicking sound and a blinking led every time I try to connect it.
I took it to a hard-disk repair shop and they told me: we can try to repair it, but we would have to buy a new Passport Ultra and take from it whatever has failed in the old hard-disk.
Now, my question is: since my hard-disk is encrypted, would an implanted controller / circuit board from a brand new hard-disk (of the same model, of course) be able to access the data? From what I understand, the supposedly encrypted data is not encrypted at all – only, access to the disk is protected by a password.
PS Of course, I know the password.
Thanks to all,