We have a My Cloud EX4 in our company which is used as our primary NAS. For the purpose of doing regular external backups with encryption support we are considering My Passport Ultra. However, what we are curious about is if the advanced features of this external storage, especially encryption, require a Windows/Mac host in order to work?
In other words, is it possible for this device to behave as an encrypted external storage without the need to be connected to a Windows/Mac machine? Additionally, would any configuration of the device made on a Windows/Mac machine (through supplied WD tools) be retained when connected to a host which is not Windows/mac driven (i.e. the aforementioned NAS storage)?