I have a Transcend 1TB external hard drive that I use for Time Machine backups. Now obviously I don't want anyone to be able to use it to restore my whole computer on their machine, so I password-protected the drive and encrypted it for better security. As it turns out, encrypting the whole drive takes a little more than forever. I looked around and figured out that it takes a lot of time for the initial encryption. So I wasn't worried about it as long as the backups were quick later on. I've just initiated a Time Machine backup sized at about 90 GB, and it's been over 2 hours. That's too slow for me. So I was wondering, is there a way I can keep a password on the drive (so that it asks for a password every time you connect it) while not keeping the entire drive encrypted? I want the password so that anyone cannot access it. I want it unencrypted because the backups need to go faster. Any ideas?