Need help with My Book Essential wiht Smart backup

Just purchased the 1.5TB version.  When I hook the drive up, it automatically recognizes it as a CD drive and the software works fine, I guess.  Problem is, I want to use this as an external drive, I don’t want the software.  I plan on using this to store data on it using the ROBOCOPY command.  But with the software that is installed on it, there is no hard drive space.  I have tried to delete the files from the drive without success. 

Any ideas on how I can use this drive as just a regulare external drive without all the bells and whistles??

Thanks in advance.


I just bought my external hard dive yesterday and its working fine until it asked me to format it. Does anyone know what to do about that and help me understand what’s going one here?