I will not buy another WD external hard drive until WD Smartware use becomes optional

I consult for a living and I have wrestled with WD Smartware for the last time.   If WD wants to provide WD Smartware in a pre-loaded folder on the main partition that I can use or delete as I see fit, I will NOT buy, use, or recommend WD external hard drives.

They have successfully driven me away from their excellent hard drives with their decision to implement Smartware in a non-discretionary fashion.

See you,

Mike Williams