Encryption on WD Passport for Mac

I just got a My Passport for Mac and hooked it up to my MacPro running Yosemite and clicked on the encryption and then backed up my computer - the back up took about 8 hours but then the encryption process took 3 days!  I don’t need to have my back up encrypted - how can I turn this off so in the future I can avoid the time associated with encryption?  Thanks 

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Open WD Security and disable the password.