Is there “Hardware Encryption” in WD My Book External Hard Drives for PCs?
I have been given very conflicting answers to that Question.
1st - that if I do NOT set up a Password on the drive using WD Security, then my files will not be encrypted.
2nd - Even if I do NOT set up a Password, the “Hardware Encryption” will still encrypt the files. Then, if the enclosure gets damaged, I will NOT be able to access my files because of that “Hardware Encryption”.
WHICH IS CORRECT?
A link to a definitive answer with explanation would be greatly appreciated.