I am about to buy a couple of 8 TB drives from WD. However, I have read about “Drive Lock” and hardware encryption being featured (forced?) on the desktop drives such as the MyBooks.
Is the hardware encryption turned on by default on new 8TB MyBooks (WDBFJK0080HBK)?
If yes, can it be turned off, so the data is written unencrypted and can be read if the drives are removed from their original enclosures?
I simply want to be able to remove the drives from the MyBook enclosures and used in a HDD dock without having to format and rewrite 8TB of data!
Thanks for reading,