Question About Smartware

I ordered a

Western Digital My Passport Elite 320GB USB 2.0 Charcoal Portable Hard Drive WDBAAC3200ACH-NESN - Retail

and the information on the web site i bought it says that i can completely opt-out and remove WD Smartware and Enhanced the ability to opt-out of WD , how can i remove it?is the firmware chip unlocked? I started to use the simple backup and restore application that comes with Windows 7 because i can make System Image and data easily.

WD has a landing page for SmartWare downloads.  The page tells you how to hide the vcd and not use smartware.