I am think about purchasing a WD My Book Essentials 1.5 TB hard drive. Is the hardware encryption feature built into the hard drive itself or is it built into the External Enclosures circuit board? Is the hard drive itself an SATA? The reason that I ask this is for possible future conversion to an internal hard drive backup hard drive.
Basically, is it possible to later remove the hard drive from the External Enclosure and use it as an internal SATA hard drive? I realize that this would probably void the Warranty.
Thanks in Advance.