I’m not hugely techy so would really appreciate some advice please.
Having done my research, I want to go with a WD My Book for external storage/back up. However, I don’t know if it’s better to buy a regular My Book and reformat it to use with my Mac, or to buy the more expensive Mac ready product. Basically, I want to know if I will lose out on any software/functionality if I go for reformatting.
If I reformat a regular My Book, will I still be able to use the WD SmartWare Pro, Acronis, and the password protection and hardware encryption software that comes with it? Or is that stuff not compatible with Mac/will it get lost with reformatting?
Would a reformatted My Book work with Apple Time Machine in the same way a My Book for Mac would?
Thank you so much!