Password Security


I have the passport external and now the WD Elements external and how come I cant make a password for my WD External? Has anyone been able to for this product? Or should I return because I like having a logon password in case it ever gets loss as well. Thank you!

The WD Elements was designed specifically for those customers that do not want any software or data encryption on the drive. You cannot put password protection on the Elements like you can with the Passport using our WD Security software. You would need a third-party security software to password protect the Elements drive or return it for a Passport drive.

Is there any third party software you’d recommend?

We can’t recommend non-WD software. You can do a Google search for full disk encryption software.