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The Best Secure SSDs and Hard Drives for 2024

The Best Secure SSDs and Hard Drives for 2024

PCMag
Forget about email hackers—what if someone nabs your external drive and all the data on it? Thwart thieves with the strong encryption and security features of one of our top-rated drive picks. (We've tested loads of them.)

A Guide to Hardware-Based Encryption

Encryption is the process of taking readable text or data and encoding it using a key—a random string of bits, generated by an encryption algorithm—so that only someone in possession of the key can decrypt it. Most mainstream encrypted SSDs and hard drives provide what's known …