Can I use WD Smartware on a desktop Elements drive?


#1

As per title, my Elements drive did not come with Smartware but I’d like to try the software.

Is it ok to use it with a drive that did not ship with it?

Thanks


#2

It’s impossible to use the WD smartware on a drive that is not Smartware enabled. The encryption wil not permit you to. But it is possible to use other backup software such as aconis.


#3

If you have Vista or W7 you can use your Elements with Windows Backup or Time Machine if you own a Mac. Those softwares are free and they come with your computer.


#4

Currently I’m using Win7 backup on my Elements drive but I had to change the schedual to do it everyday instead of every week.

I have a Passport drive as well lwhich has the smartware software on a cd but I never installed it because I’m using the passport as a media drive for WD TV Live.

Thanks for the replies, I just wanted to know if it was OK to use on the desektops Elements drive but as it stands, win7 will be fine. :slight_smile: