I’m considering to buy Passport SE 1Tb since it’s largest capacity portable drive currently available in local shops, but a little confused by distinct accent of WD site that it is Mac accessory (I’m Windows PC user).
Can anyone clarify please:
this drive can be as easily formatted for NTFS/Windows?
is “hardware based 256bit encryption” available under Windows 7 and other versions of Windows? Is that REAL entire-drive encryption on low (BIOS?) level, or it’s just marketing name for some kind of “virtual encrypted container”? Can I access files on encrypted drive on somebody’s PC where no WD utilities installed?
With any file manager?
I really interested to know more details of encryption, because if it’s properly implemented, this would be a big plus to drive’s value.