WD is causing significant problems to win 7 (32 bit edition).
Not to me… MyBook Live (1TB) and Passport Essential SE (750GB), W7 Ultimate 32-bit.
I am constantly benchmarking my start-up and shutdown speeds with Tune Up Utilities and Smartware is not the only thing to cause software bloat. Did you make sure the problem is not related to your drive connected to your computer when you turn it on? That can make it slow, with any drive.
Try a system optimizer, a registry cleaner or to defrag your computer. After you make sure that there are no traces of Smartware on your computer then you’ll know for sure if it was the software or not. It has been system hog to a lot of users, but not to all of them; It’s not cool to point something as a fact just because it happens to you…