While shopping for an external HDD I've noticed some models have this feature (hardware encryption). Being a type of fella who only uses HDDs in general for storing data, with some hopes he will still be able to access them 10 years later, can anyone tell me what that does?
Does that mean the data on the drive is automatically encrypted or ?
If, for example, something would happen to a drive, and one would need to take it to a specialized store that deals with data recovery, would they be able to make sense of it?
I'd appreciate your input on this, and also on issus I've maybe forgotten to mention.