How do I delete / remove the WD “Smartware” bloat-ware partition from my external hard drive ?
Question is in the title. :wink:
Thanks in advance for any help !
I’ve had this drive for a couple years now, and always wanted this stupid bloat-ware removed from it, and have tried many things to get rid of this dumb-ware occasionally, but have only had the opportunity to completely reformat it recently, and still cannot get rid of the “bloat-ware”. :angry:
I find this so annoying. I have bought about 3 other WD drives since then, and have been happy to see this **bleep** is no longer built into those drives [I would never buy one again if this had continued]
I tried reformatting the drive to fat32 in Mac using disk utility, which didn’t work, AND in windows, using the traditional reformat tool, and also with a program called HP USB disk storage format tool ;
NONE of which has worked.
I really liked the ability to password protect the drive, but could this sort of thing not be available as a download, smaller than 615mb!?