It’s really bloody annoying.
I purchased the WD My Passport 2TB Portable Hard Drive because it had hardware hardware encryption thus it shouldn’t need a device driver like software hardware encryption programs do.
I’ve been trying to get a decently sized fast portable usb powered hard drive with hardware encryption and password protection that i can use on any PC regardless of account permissions for years now and i am still struggling.
Don’t you hard drive companies understand that people wish to use their portable hds at work as well as at home?
The only company i’ve found to include locking / unlocking software that doesn’t require admin rights is by Intergral but they don’t do portable usb powered hard drives, only memory sticks
It’s obvious it can be done, i don’t just get why no one else is doing this?
Basically i’ve got a super small and fast 2tb hard drive that i can’t take advantage of the hardware encryption / password software because of this silly issue of requiring administration rights to access a drive when password protected.
My work PC runs Windows XP and when plugging the drive in (without a password), it loads up without the the need for an admin account.