I bought the My Book Studio with the understanding, based on this link, that I’d be able to disable the SmartWare once I updated the firmware on the drive.
But downloading the firmware updater on that page all the information says it’s for “Elite” drives and when I run the “WD Essential and Elite Firmware Updater.app” it comes back and says it can’t find an Elite drive.
Is there no firmware updater for the My Book Studio? Why do they link to that from the Studio page? Is it linked wrong? Am I doing something wrong?
Since I just bought the drive, is the firmware up to date already (can’t find where it lists the installed firmware version)?
Please help, I’d really rather not run this WD software as I have my own solution in place. Thanks