Hello, I'm a new Mac user. I had my first ever computer (MacBook Pro) last April 11, 2014 or April 12, 3014. Seriously, it's awesome. I am still adjusting specially when uninstalling applications but I'm getting used to it since most apps does not have an uninstaller. Anyway, I have this 1TB external hard drive. And by default the format is in NTFS. I'm not getting the entire 1TB. When I formatted it to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) I was so amazed. I am getting the entire 1TB. I even plugged it on my Windows 8 computer. It worked great. Now, I am thinking of using Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted). So whenever I plug it to my Mac, it will ask for the password of the hard drive right? Do you think the same thing will happen on Windows 8 whenever I use it there? Now, what if the computer that I used to format the hard drive, let's say there's a new OS X and I decided to do a fresh installation of the OS. Do you think it can still read my external hard drive that is formatted to Encrypted Journaled? Thanks.