I just bought a 1 TB WD External Drive (WD Elements SE 1 TB) to use for backing up business-related data and I need to use Lock-Unlock function (coming with WD Smartware I think)
However, no software was installed on the HDD.
I didnt realize that when I was buying because long time ago I bought 500 GB WD HDD and it already included software (and I can use lock-unlock function without problem).
Smartware software is installed on my laptop and I tried to install lock-unlock function to new HDD but it doesnt recognize new HDD as External HDD. I saw similar questions in the forum but what I need is only lock-unlock function to be working properly on my new HDD.
How can I do that?
If I cannot install Smartware on my new HDD or use lock-unlock function of that software properly, this HDD is no use for me. The data I will keep shall be secure and shall not be able to be used by 3rd parties freely if taken or stolen just in case.
I appreciate if anyone can help me to solve this problem.
And I dont want to try some other shareware or whatever unsure softwares for locking - unlocking other than WD’s product.