I have a new 1 TB My Book Essential that I would like to use to back up 3 different computers. I would like to make three partitions; one for each computer. (My Book adjacent to a Desk Top and 2 Laptops which would be brought there as needed. ) Each computer has a different name and they are networked.
I understand that partitioning will wipe out all files and folders that currently exist. If this is true, I will copy the WD SmartWare files and folders to a CD or DVD so that they can be placed back onto My Book after the partitioning.
Will this work and should I place the software onto each partition? Would you supply the names of all the original files and folders as I have already made backups of the two laptops? Having made these backups, will the existing WD software be corrupted in any way?
I’m open to any other recommendations you might have.