I have a mybook 1112. It has worked perfectly for 2 years! I don’t think I ever installed smartware. If I remenber correctly, I plugged the drive in, the virtual cd appeared. It appears in finder and on the desktop. I’ve ignored it ever since. I simply went to disk utility and partitioned the disk the way I wanted it. I’m not sure this cavalier approach will work in my current situation.
I’m thinking I want a mybook studio 4T but I think it comes as Mac formated Raid 0. I think this means that when I do a write some data will go on one internal drive some on the other internal drive and I won’t know which drive it is on. So if I want to replace one of the internal drives I won’t know what data is being removed.
In an earlier thread trythesefirst suggested that I could change the settings to JABOD (just a bunch of data) and then I would know where the data was being written. Do I have to install smartware to change the settings?