Privacy protection for an external harddrive?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ChrisBUK, Nov 18, 2007.

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  1. ChrisBUK

    ChrisBUK Registered Member

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    I bought a Western Digital external hard drive to backup files and also transport extra data with my laptop, which has a rather small HDD.
    I always worry that it will get stolen, or I will lose it and somebody will easily have access to all the data.
    Is there a way to password protect or encrypt the data on the drive?

    I use Windows XP if this helps?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. caspian

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    I haven't tried the traveler mode option, but I do have a huge encrypted volume on my external hard drive. It is great! Make sure you don't lose your password though, because if you do, you are sh*t out of luck.
     
  4. ChrisBUK

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    Sounds good, cheers guys. I will try it out later. :cool:
     
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    I just tried configuring that Traveller mode and I don't understand it properly.
    I have managed to make a Traveller Disk on my external HDD and I can see the files, etc. but what do I do now? I did make a volume, but it didn't let me go over 4GB because it is FAT32. I chose the option to Auto-Mount truecrypt volume and chose the 4GB volume on my external HDD.
    I then ejected the drive and plugged it back in again, but it did not ask for a password and still allowed me to access all files, etc.
    What am I doing wrong?
     
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    I reformatted my external drive (as per the instructions) and I created a 400G volume on it. It's funny. It just looks like a little tiny file, hehe!.

    I have not tried the traveler mode. But I have truecrypt on my USB stick along with cryptosuite and axcrypt and my xerobank VPN. So I can use truecrypt no matter where I go. And of course it just takes a second to download on any computer.
     
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