I’m considering buying the 2 TB version of this hard drive and want to move files that are larger than 4gb from my Mac to my Windows 8.1 PC. I realize that I have to format the new harddrive to exfat but am wondering what happens to the software the harddrive comes with. I mostly want to use the password protect feature. Will the software be erased when I format the drive? If it is and I redownload it from the western digital website, will I need a license key to activate it or will it just work? Also, do I download the software to my computer or to the harddrive itself?
Please let me know if this is a good idea otherwise I can buy and elements harddrive and not worry about the software part of the hard drive.
Thanks for any help you may provide.