My book Old + New in smartware

Hi there, I purchased the old My Book Essential 1tb drive with the blue light back in 2009, this year I purchased the new version with the white light and the on/off switch which came with software called smartware.

I would like to know if there is a way to get SmartWare to detect my old drive so I can monitor both through smartware?

It only seems to detect the new one, though.


Can someone please answer my question?

I would like to have all of my My Book Essential drives supported by smartware but my old type doesn’t seem to be detected by smartware.

Is there any way to make this happen?

Please let me know. I am contemplating on selling my old type and buying another new type if there is no way to do this. Although I would rather not have to do that as I will be lucky to get half the money back.


No.  SmartWare will not support older WD My Book drives.