How can a My Book Essential 1TB w/WDSmartWare be simply used as a storage device?


#1

After surfing some of the threads in the Community (VERY informative btw),

I have given up on solving my no Backup / no Retrieve / no Drive Settings problem and instead

want to simply uninstall the WDSmartWare software and use the MB Essential as a super flash drive.

The Paragon suggestion sounds great, but i s software absolutely necessary?

Or can the drive simply be reformatted to store a TB of different data files? Nothing fancy…


#2

Yes you can reformat the drive and use it like a regular drive. Make sure you delete the partition to prevent possible errors. Remember never trust important data to just one physical ddrive internal or external.

Joe


#3

Thanks Joe!

How would one go about deleting the partition?


#4

Here’s a link to help http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=3865 deleting the volume acomplishes the same thing. Just make sure you’ve got the right drive!

Joe