Can WD Security still work? if I format my passport

I get a script to format and copy all files into external HDD, and would like to know if passport is formated, can WD Security still work for data protection?

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions

to my understanding the security only works if you are using the drive with the smartware software.

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