I have a 500gb Passport Esential, WDBAAA5000ABK-00. It is new and has not been used yet. I would like to secure part of the drive. I would like to be able to have a common area on the drive and also a secure area for personal records. I have a few questions about how to go about it and use the included SmartWare program.
Can I secure only part of the drive if left as bought, unpartitioned?
Can I partition the drive and have the software secure one of the partitions?
If I partition the drive to do #2 above, does it remove the SmartWare? Is it possible to download it to reinstall it to the drive?
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.