hi everyone, I have just bought a WD Passport ultra. I had to reformat it for Mac and also had to Partition it in 2 partitions.
Being new to this it was a bit stressful, but I managed it ok, and immediately started to clone my Mac using Super Duper, which it is doing now. Then I read a bit more and realised I don’t have the software and then thought how am I going to update the WD…I have not upgraded to El Capitan yet I was waiting till I had a clone of internal HD with Yosemite . I really don’t know what to do next, I will have to wait till Super Duper is finished cloning and need help as to what to do next . Or do I have to start again…any info will be much appreciated please remember I am new to this so simple instructions will be necessary.
You can download all the software from the link below:
It’s the same stuff that ships on the drive - it only comes like that to save you a download (and for those using the drive in non net connected machines).
I guess you want the WD Universal Firmware Updater, which is the bottom entry in the WD Software tab (don’t forget to select Mac at the top - it shows the Windows list by default). Although if I were you I’d just leave it as it is first and see if any action at all is needed on the drive itself.
Welcome to the Community.
The backup utility bundled with the WD Passport Ultra (WD SmartWare) is currently Windows-only. However, you may install WD Drive Utilities and/or WD Security for additional hard drive management features beyond automatic backups.
Thank you Darren that was a really helpful answer. I will do as you said and leave it to see how it goes. I am a bit worried about what happens after El Capitan upgrade. For the time being all that will be on the WD is a bootable clone copy. Fingers crossed it will be ok.