There’s a ton of info about this and it gets complicated quickly.
My thought was to use FDE on a non-system MX500. This is a mass storage drive only.
This started me down a rabbits hole of FDE vs Containers, wear leveling, metadata leaks, headers getting moved to non-encrypted portions…
I do not need maximum speed out of this drive. Sure faster is better but I’m FAR more interested in the privacy and security aspect of it. I also went SSD for lifespan as I do not trust crappy spinning external drives long term so, disabling TRIM I’m going to take a longevity hit but having information get leaked is unacceptable.
What is my best bet here? Seems like there’s a catch either way and no “perfect solution” exists.