I installed my new MyBook Essential 2TB (USB 3.0 + 2.0)yesterday.
Unfortunately the welcome screen was probably blocked by disabled AutoPlay, and because I didn’t
find the pdf manual in time, I dind’t cancel the windows driver installation (as this pdf manual tells).
After the windows driver installation had completed I moved the preinstalled data from the MyBook Essential
to an internal drive (assuming its just optional software, and overlooking the manual) and copied the data I
wanted to backup with a third-party file manager to the new external drive.
Question 1: Is this way of installing and using the drive uncritical?
The two options the pdf manual gives for savely removing the drive (power button or SmartWare
icon in tray) both require having SmartWare installed.
Question 2: Can I also use the Windows - integrated “Safely Remove Hardware and disconnect Media” without worries? (The knowledge base gives the option explicitly only for old USB 2.0 drives)
Question 3: Can i install SmartWare afterwards without killing the present data?
thanks in advance,