a cabinet to secure them than to password/encrypt them all.
Encryption and password protection are great techniques but I don't have anything I really need to do that with and I don't want to run the risk of something interfering with access to the data ... and encryption/password protection can interfere with that.
Perhaps someone who has used these techniques without the hitches and glitches will have another view...all we see here usually is 'the problems'.
I have a dozen of 1 TB external HDD (mostly WD's) complete with data stored on them. I want to have some kind of password protection for them - however I checked some of the software - but all seems to do the encryption thing in which i will have to make a backup of all my data and then copy it on the encrypted drive.
I do not have enough space to have the backups. Is there any way in which I can have some kind of protection without moving my data from the HDD ?