RGD1101, Thats a great point. I guess the only way a problem would occur is if the disk gets corrupted. I never fully understood how disks get corrupted. Would you mind sharing ?
Granted, I will have a bunch of files I want encrypted and the rest I could use to transfer data. It might actually be a good idea to simply make a container to do this. It wouldn't prevent corruption though would it? That have nothing to do with the encrypting, does it?
Yes you can copy the contents to another drive and format it and then yadda yadda yadda you have a completely empty drive. If it was a system partition like an actual HDD in the computer then you could unencrpt it, but not with removable media.