I have a WD My Book drive (2 TB) that I have been using for awhile as an external drive, i.e. wasn’t using SmartWare.
I purchased a second My Book drive to use for BackUps. I upgraded the Firmware and SmartWare for that one but once I saw how Smartware worked, I didn’t want to use it; I’d prefer to use this drive as a normal external drive.
My problem is that my system will only see one drive at a time; the second one I attach is listed as “Offline because of conflicts”.
I’ve tried reformatting the new drive, but it will only allow me to format the portion that does not contain the SmartWare software and so the problem does not get solved.