A few days ago I bought myself a My Book Essential 1TB.
So far, I don’t seem to have any problems with it, but reading some of the topics on these boards got me a bit worried.
I’ve been searching for some answers, but still not all of my questions have been answered, I hope some of you can help me out, or point me in the right direction for answers.
I read something that it was not possible to create a new map on the HDD and copy something to it. However I just tested that and I don’t seem to have any problems so far… Perhaps I’m missing something? I rather not be caught by nasty surprises.
Also, the WD Smartware seems like a very nice tool for backups, the only thing that bothers me is that I can’t see what exactly is being backed up, nor can I select exactly what I want to be backed up.
For example: this “others” category, I found out what file extensions it covers, but it’s 6.8GB big and I have no clue what it could be on my disk. Is it by any means possible to locate this data?
About this Virtual CD, I understand it simply holds the WS Smartware software?
The “sleep timer” doesn’t seem to work either. I’ve set it to 10 minutes, and even when I exit the program using the icon in my taskbar, it simply won’t shut down. Now there is a note saying that some OS may override this option, does Windows XP override this?
Or does the sleep timer only activate when I shut down my computer, I rather not have My Book running all the time when I’m using my computer.
Now what if I want to copy data from a friend’s computer for myself. Can I just connect My Book to his computer without problems? I have locked My Book with a password, will I be able to enter it from his computer? Or will it install the entire WD Smartware package?
That’s about it for my questions. Sorry if these have been asked before/answered elsewhere, I just couldn’t find them.
Thank you in advance for any replies.