I've had episodes with encryption of the entire hard drive. Now I don't have it encrypted on my computer (but I will be changing my computer) and there is an experience that has changed my life.
On Wednesday I ordered a hard drive to resuscitate my old laptop (to present it). The choice fell on 128GB SSD, which I ordered in the shop - as a new one.
I connected the drive to my laptop and tried to upload Windows (not for me :D). Unfortunately the laptop had a problem with booting the flash drive, but finally I saw a driver charging window. It was weird for me, because there is usually an installer window.
However, the computer restarted all the time and I noticed that it's not from the Flash Drive that the system is booting, but from the disk - WTF I thought.
I plugged the disk into a USB pocket and started to check what is happening. I was surprised to see the data ... and this is someone else's.
The drive was corrupted and did not allow to write the data (in SSD it's a protection). Someone brought the drive to be repaired probably, but the service technician probably decided that the drive was to be thrown away and the store tried to sell it a second time ... with someone's data.
I think encryption is good practice. Ofc. in EU if you buy something by internet, you can return it in 14 days and received money back (any reason ... no reason is also reason :D)