Need to format brand new USB hard drive, or not?

Started Dec 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Need to format brand new USB hard drive, or not?
In reply to andrzej bialuski, Dec 29, 2012

andrzej bialuski wrote:

I ACTUALLY INTEND TO USE IT ONLY ON A MAC. I have two options though: Journaled or Journaled Encrypted.

Which one do I choose?


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I happen to use encrypted now because the hardware is sufficiently fast that you don't notice the on-the-fly encrypting and decrypting. It isn't that I have anything particularly sensitive on the drives; on the other hand, if someone broke into my house and stole my drives, I'd rather that they didn't have access to everything.

So, encryption is up to you. If you do encrypt, make sure you absolutely, positively do not forget the password!

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