I just bought this drive today, brought it home, and downloaded the manual. I hadn’t realized I would have to use the supplied backup software! Can I install the drive and somehow avoid activating the software? I had planned to use the drive to image my laptop hard disk and to supply extra storage. Can I use the drive without running the software, or should I remove it? The manual indicated the SmartWare software can be removed via the Control Panel, but would this impair use of the drive in any way?
Thank you for your help!