What’s the different between the essentials drives and the elite ones? because a 320GB essential is cheaper than the elite but the size and function is the same.
I suggest reading the other threads in the “My Passport for PC” forum to understand some of the issues.
Here are a few differences, besides the obvious (size, price):
- Works on any computer without installing drivers
- On first USB connect, drive letter shows up as disk drive
- Requires special software drivers to be installed on host computer
- On first USB connect, only drive letter shows virtual CD
But can i unistall the program and hide the virtual cd then? because i will use the drive in differents systems to backup.
I deleted the shortcut to WD SmartWare from my Startup program group, and I can still access my Essential from Windows because the low-level drivers are still there. I suspect that if I connected it to another computer I could not use it without installing the drivers. But I’m still learning.