Password protect a external hard drive

how can I go about password protecting a usb external hard drive when I connect it to a pc? what are good softwares for this?

I suggest TrueCrypt as an option; it’s freeware.

With TrueCrypt you can either encrypt the whole drive, or create a container file for a virtual drive that will be encrypted.

I use TrueCrypt for my flash memory drives.

okay seems like a good program but are their any tutorials on how to use this software?


TrueCrypt Documentation

TrueCrypt Beginner’s Tutorial

TrueCrypt FAQ

Hi Drage you feel like moving this to the Hard Drive forum if it’s ok with eigger?