A fixed NTFS drive in my computer requires a login by me, or if on the corporate network, a login by any domain user. So if the drive is stolen, no one can get at it - correct?
But a removable drive does not have this restriction. I have a Samsung 4T external hard drive and it is formatted using NTFS but anyone can access it. Is there a way to restrict it to either:
- Like my fixed drives, can only be accessed by domain logins.
- Set the drive, or the key root folders in the drive (like our source code) so they can only be accessed by me.
Update: I have two concerns with the removable drive. The first is company confidential stuff (like our source code) where it's ok if another domain login can get to it. But not someone outside the company. The second is for HR files which we need to have access restricted to just 3 people in the company.
Update 2: Ok, my fundamental assumption was wrong - the fixed drives aren't restricted either (see below answers). I'm keeping the question up because I think the answers below are of value to others with the same misconceptions and/or needs. (Sometimes a dumb question does provide useful information in the answers.)