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?