I just got a WD My Passport for Mac.
I would like to use the software SuperDuper to back up my Mac while still using the encryption cabability in SmartWare.
Is there a way to turn OFF automatic backup and still use encryption?
I figured out a solution (I think):
In SmartWare, under Settings > Set Up Drive > Security , I set up a password.
Then, under Settings > Set Up Software > Preferences , I unchecked “Open WD SmartWare when drive is connected”.
Now when I plug in my drive, the WD Unlocker (a folder containing DriveUnlock and an Extras folder) appears. I open the WD Unlocker folder and double-click on DriveUnlock. I am prompted to enter my password, and then the drive appears on my desktop WITHOUT running SmartWare opening and automatically backing up my computer. (Note: I can also choose “Unlock Drive” from the menubar icon to bring up the password prompt.)
Am I correct in assuming that SmartWare will now never open and automatically backup my drive as long as I keep the above-mentioned settings intact?