I’ve read that some external hard drives by WD like My Passport have an encryption feature (from the producer, that is WD) and some don’t have this feature e.g. WD Elements. My question is if I use third-party encryption software like DiskCryptor will I be able to encrypt them?
Another question I have is a bit off-topic so you don’t have to answer that but it will be nice if you do: if you encrypt your internal hard drive in a laptop using encrypting software do you have to format it before encrypting? I’m asking because my original Windows didn’t come with a CD and I don’t want to lose it.