Use login password for encrypted external drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Crash Davis, May 5, 2016.

  1. Crash Davis macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Is there any benefit to using separate encryption passwords for every external drive I (right click) encrypt?

    I've just been using my login password and checking the box to save it in Keychain so I don't have to enter it when I reboot.

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I suppose in theory having a separate password is better because if someone was able to figure out the single password they would gave access to all the drives, where with separate passwords that would not be the case.

    That said, I use the same for all drives just because it is easier for me to remember. I used a fairly complex password I doubt anybody would ever be able to figure out anyway.

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