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?

I use Journaled Encrypted because the password encryption means if someone steals them, the personal data on them is not at risk of being exposed.

However, I use Journaled for any drives that must also be used with my Macs that are not upgraded to Mountain Lion yet, because full disk encryption is so new that a Mac running an OS X older than Mountain Lion has no way of reading that drive.

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