The Seagate FreeAgent Pro external drives come with auto-backup software and utilities; I'm looking at the 750GB USB/Firewire/eSATA model. Can this drive be used as just another drive? That is, can one:
(1) read and write files to it through Windows Explorer?
(2) use another PC-based backup program (Retrospect is the one I use) with it as target?
(3) partition it?
(4) convert partitions to NTFS if they're not already NTFS?
Or is one restricted to using it via the bundled auto-backup software?
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility.
Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt:
Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
Despite its rising prevalence in the business world, "the cloud" is still misunderstood. Some companies still believe common misconceptions about lack of security in cloud solutions and many misuses of cloud storage options still occur every day.