Just got a new My Book Essential 2T Saturday night. I did the firmware and Smartware updates before doing any backups. I don’t have to tell you all what it did to my machine. That is well documented here. What I do not find is any solutions in a month and a half of postings. Am I missing something? BTW I have a Gateway 3.?? MHz 1.5G Ram XP machine.
I do have a laptop too with Win 7Pro. I used its Backup to the Book via my LAN, and though it took what seemed like a long time, at least it worked and did not totally bog down the laptop.
Funny thing is, I bought a Seagate product at Sams Club. As soon as I tried to install it, it had some 3rd party cripleware backup software that would only do the C drive. I have multiple partitions. So I never tried it or installed the software when given the option of that or a trial version of the other program. So I took it back for the WD drive because I thought their software did multiple drives. It appears to…if the machine wasn’t a total dog. Well for now, Smartware is uninstalled and I just copy all the folders from the partitions since they change rarely. It is kind of sad to have to do it that way. Sure hope WD gets this fixed very soon since it has been so long.