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That's like saying there's no difference between a Chevy and a Cadillac, they are both owned by GM.
The WD Red and HGST NAS are NOT the same drive. Just to start, the WD is 5200 RPM and the HGST is 7800. If you do some reviews, you'll also find that the HGST has the highest reliability rating of all brands out there.
I just finished drilling my stack of Seagate ST3000DM001 drives, and about to replace a Seagate in a friend's laptop, an ST1000 something or the other. Just do a search on ST3000DM001 and see if you get positive news or negative news.
I have several WD drives myself. I don't like the greens. I just lost my last one and won't be buying those again. I'd buy the Red again, but I did just have one replaced under warranty.
My first time to try the HGSTs, they have only been in my server for a few weeks. But based on my research, they are probably the best thing out there. We will see. I am starting with two 6TB drives.
I should have answered the OP's question though. I am not aware of any hardware encryption on any of these drives. I have been swapping them between machines with no problems.