It has been rumored that WD will have a Firmware fix to remove the ‘WD SmartWare’ from the Firmware and allow the user to gain access to the FULL CAPACITY of the external drive. Is this true? As it stands now, I’m MISSING, / BLOCKED from using about 500Mb of the disk! I NEED that capacity! I DO NOT want to “HIDE” the missing capacity!
I have previously purchased WD external drives with WD software on them (one 400Gb and one 500Gb) but have been able to simply format the drive and use ALL the capacity of each drive (no junky little programs). I love these drives, they have been EXTREEMLY useful and reliable, that’s why I didn’t even consider buying ANY other brand! I guess I should have read the reviews about the problems users were having with the ‘so called’ ’ SmartWare’ .
I want to use A-L-L of the drive capacity I PAID FOR!! If I want junky little programs, I will buy them, but I DON’t!
When will you have a downloadable Firmware Fix to remove the ‘SmartWare’?