WD Security
Screenshot of WD Security 2.0, a drive protection app for the Windows operating system.
Free Freeware
Western Digital
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
PC Type:
32-bit, 64-bit · x86_x64
Jan 17, 2021


Felix Cheng

Free encryption software for Western Digital drives that secures files and folders behind password protection with 'My Passport'.

A review by Felix Cheng

WD Security is a tool from Western Digital which allows you to add password protection to your hard drives or solid state drives.

With a simple installation of WD Security, these devices can be secured easily. Simply attach your Western Digital drive to a system. The main application will recognize the drives that it supports and display some details about it including the name, storage capacity and an icon.

Setting up a password for your drive is a simple task. The program will ask you to enter the same password twice to lock it. Lost and forgotten passwords cannot be retrieved, so make sure you keep it in a safe place. You can have WD Security provide you with a hint.

The level of security provided with WD Security is 256-bit AES encryption so you'll have some protection against anybody attempting to access important files on your storage media.

WD Security on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from data encryption software without restrictions. WD Security is available to all software users as a free download for Windows.

Filed under:
  1. WD Security Download
  2. Freeware Data Encryption Software
  3. Major release: WD Security 2.0
  4. Drive Protection Software
WD Security has been picked by our editors as very good.
WD Security has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested WD Security against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.