Travel much? Encrypt your drives!

By | 2016-11-12T14:56:44+00:00 Feb 16th, 2016|

I learned a valuable lesson about travel and data encryption when I arrived back home after my trip to Cuba. As a result, I put together this video that walks you through the very easy process of encrypting your travel drives and computer. In the event of a theft, as was the case with me, you can have peace of mind knowing that—while your hardware may be gone—the data on it is protected.

7 Comments

  1. Bud Simpson February 16, 2016 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Excellent advice, well presented. We’re getting ready to go full-time RV, and I was thinking about ways to secure drives should they sprout legs and walk away. This took the mystery out of the process. Thanks!

  2. Dean Huschle February 24, 2016 at 8:46 am - Reply

    I enjoyed this informative video. What are your thoughts on Cloud based backups of you photos in addition to the hard copies. If you do use the cloud, do you have a recommendation on any backup services?

    • Mike February 24, 2016 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      At least one of your backups should be off-site. Cloud is a great solution, I use Backblaze but Crashplan is good too and both are comparable in price.

  3. Prodigital Pro February 24, 2016 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    One question, what if the encrypted drive crashes, can the data be recovered? I currently will connect a trashed drive as a slave to my pc system and pull the old data off and xfer to another drive.

  4. Kim Braley February 24, 2016 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Brian….great advice. I will make sure to encrypt my devices before my next trip.

  5. Mr K February 26, 2016 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    What happens if they guess your password? Is it no better to just have a strong password without data encryption? I have Windows drives passworded & only a Mac one that is encrypted & that’s only because it ask to encrypt it when I first plugged it in.

  6. Ricky Kingston June 12, 2017 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Great video! Since I found this software: http://www.winzip.com/win/en/learn/data-encryption.html I feel much safer. I encrypt all important data easily

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