I have a My Book Essential 1 TB I used to backup a desktop, using Smartware. That desktop is now being recovered with the help of Dell. When and if it does come back, I don’t want to reload the WD software. I would like to just use the my book as an external drive.
Question is: the drive is locked, can I just plug it in and format it? Or must I re-install the WD software, ---- and then what?
Thanks in advance for any help -