Convert My Book Elite 2TB to internal drive


I bought a My Book Elite 2 TB a few years ago but it turned out to be rather slow and not suitable for my workflow where I want to save large amount of data without the option to wait 30-40isch minutes. That’s why I decided, instead of not using it at all - to remove it from the casing and use it as an internal drive. I am aware this will void the warranty, but otherwise I have an 2 TB drive I dont use. 

Now I know these drives have the option to be encripted.

I never run the software and never created a password / key so I guess the encription option is not on? Or am I wrong?

Do you think I can still use the drive as an internal hdd, even if I have to lose the data on it?

Thank you in advance! Any answer will be highly appreciate it.


Simple and short - if I take the My Book Elite out, and format it, can I use it as a normal internal hdd?

I answered in the other post you made in the Mac section.