Ok, so i just hooked up the WD My Book Essential to my PC ( XP Prof ) and i am backing up my files as per the program. However, is it supposed to take almost an hour to back up 6 gigs worth of information? I can not beleive its this slow.
I have read some post about drag and drop of files…can i literally just right click copy my C drive and paste it to the G drive ( my book ) instead of using the smartware? Basically like using a giant thumb drive?
My other question is, can I also use this external HD to back up both mine and my wifes laptop? Will it create seperate space for both machines?