I did an honest attempt to find a discussion about performance when WD software IS running in background vs. when WD software IS NOT running in background. I am mostly concerned with “discernable” differences. Can someone send me a link or another way to see this discussion. Thank you, Don
Just like any other backup software while running on the background and performing a backup WD Smartware is going to slow down your computer a little.
But lets see what other user can comment on this.
The following should give you an idea of your performance on a Windows 7 or 8 PC.
Right click on the task bar and then open Task Manager. Click on Performace tab and then Resource Monitor. Look at the different tabs available with information. See example image below. For information on the Resource Monitor click Help.