My Passport Ultra for Mac - Q About Encryption


I’m pretty sure I understand how the encryption works for the My Passport Ultra for Mac but I am making this enquiry just to be really 100% sure about it.

If I launch Disk Utility and select the drive then open the “Info” window and scroll down to the “Is Encrypted” line, it says “No”.

However I guess that refers to software encryption that the Mac would do if I had specified it for a drive.

With this WD drive this is hardware encryption and I guess it is all done by a clever chip in the hard drive case, something like that.

I have set a good strong password using WD Security, and so I guess the drive is encrypted, but not in a way that would show up in Disk Utility.

Is that correct?

Thank you.