Passport shouldn't require any software installation to work properly. It shouldn't prompt to install any drivers or application software.
I agree on NOT HAVING TO KEEP THE INCLUDED BUILT IN SOFTWARE IN THE PASSPORT HD's
I agree. This and the unremovable VCD are the reasons keeping me from getting a new Passport. While I love the WD passport series, if this isn't fixed soon I'll have to search for another line of external drives.
Software should be an option, not a requirement!
Please let us use the WD passport like a normal external drive.
No VCD, No WD SES Device only usb external drive.
And please change usb cable to standard one.
The usb cable have problem to stay plugged in.
i agree with everything this guy has said bar the part about the cable
Agree on everything.
About cable - even standard mini USB is much better.
I agree that no installed software should be required to us external drive.
No VCD, No WD SES Device only usb external drive. This makes the disk no portable anymore!
can i install WD smartware in my passport essential WD3200ME?
I would like it to be totally self-contained password protection - so I can access the files from any machine without installing any software.
Smartware is completely useless - slows down pc to unacceptable levels and won't allow you to specify the files to backup.
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