I just purchased a 3TB My Book Essential drive to backup my new Windows 7 system. I would like to first do a full disk backup of my system (using Acronis True Image WD Edition) and then use the WD Smartware to do a continuous backup of my data files as it was designed to do. I have read through both the WD SmartWare User Manual which came with the drive and the on-line Acronis True Image WD manual and I do not see any indication that they either work together or do not.
I would like to know if this is a feasible situation and how I might go about performing such a task. I can envision a couple of ways about how I might do this but I am hoping that someone can steer me in the right direction so that I don’t waste a lot of trial-and-error and possible heartbreak before I begin.
Thanks in advance for any information that you might be able to provide.