Yeah this Smartware ■■■■ has left a foul taste in my mouth.
It wouldn’t be a problem if you could delete the partition it takes up not just hide it. Now I’ve got a drive that I can’t use to clone my existing 1TB onto as its not really 1TB but 1TB - 700MB or so plus one less partition that I can use
Not to mention if I try to plug it into anything other then the PC it causes them to crash or other weird issues.
I’ll be taking this drive back tomorrow and swapping it for a Seagate. Pretty disappointing as I’ve always used WD drives exclusively but not after this fiasco, and especially not after seeing WD flat out refuse to do anything about it to help their (ex) customers and just closing any threads on the issue.
All over some crappy piece of backup software that anyone in their right mind wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole anyway.
Such a shame as they have always made such good drives
edit: I’d just like to say sorry for flying off the handle a bit last night, I swapped the drive for a WD Elements 1TB today (Couldn’t bring myself to get a seagate lol) and all is well. Still extremely disappointed over the SmartWare dramas and not advertising the fact that you cant actually use the full terabyte on the hard drive and compatability issues but a lesson has been learnt.
edit 2: the gods have smiled down upon me for remaining faithful! Just pulled the element apart to discover a WD1001FALS (caviar black) hdd inside! I’ve been chasing one of these to raid up with my other one inside my pc! I was wondering why it was getting so **bleep** hot!