Password protect an external/portable USB gard drive

Posted on 2012-12-22
Last Modified: 2013-01-14
Is it possible to passord protect an external  / portable USB hard drive withiout purchasing a utility?

I have a Toshiba Stor.e ALU 2

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If you are using windows 7 ultimate, you can use bitlocker feature of the OS or use open source utility like truecrypt

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Leon Teale earned 500 total points
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i reccommend truecrypt

nice and easy to use and is free! also commecial licence if needed.
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or zip the contents and use a password for opening it

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by:Richard Schilke
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True crypt all the way, without reservation.

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