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    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Encrypt external HDD: future-proof?

    I have a new external 3TB hdd which I want to format in ext4. In 'Disks' I can choose to encrypt the hdd. 99.99% of the time I don't take my external hdd anywhere else than the next room. But I'd feel safer encrypting it still. Not sure yet to do it. However, just out of curiosity, I wonder what will happen for future updates of Ubuntu if I choose to encrypt the external hdd. Is it possible that there might be any compatibility issues or is it safe to encrypt? Also, what happens if I plug such drive in when under Windows 7? I want to avoid at any cost that the file system gets corrupted.
    Last edited by MrsUser; March 12th, 2013 at 11:15 PM.

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