So, I have always been into strong passwords & mac security.... I got a new 8TB G-drive. I have about 3TB on another drive that i will be transferring to my new g-drive. I am going to do the normal right click on the g-drive icon and then Encrypt drive. Should I encrypt it now since its empty, or load all the data on the new drive then encrypt it. ---------- ok so i was doing some experimenting and started encrypting it with no info on it. its been about 1 hour so far and i just looked at the status in the terminal (command = diskutil cs list) and noticed its at 2% after an hour.... on an empty drive...? i am confused. see below, it shows the status of 2% (screen shot clip from terminal).