I uninstalled the WD smartware with one of the HDD(say HDD1) installed. And reinstalled smartware in laptop with HDD2. Unfortunately when I hook up HDD1, it’s still being recognised as WD Passport, and no way to select that as source of backup.
The way I setup is to use one of the external HDD as working drive, due to limited SSD space in laptop. I bought the 2nd external HDD to backup the working drive. I do photo and movie edits on existing folders, and hoping I don’t need to worry about or planned for a process to backup my ‘work’.
The whole purpose of smartware is to let software/system recognize newly added files and back it up, without copying the whole thing again or stopped at anypoint to ask whether to replace. I used to copy and paste, and answered “yes to all”, but after coming back 2hrs later finding the thing stopped at 5% on another yes/no/all prompt at different directory. Also, time taken to copy 500G to 1TB is crazy, and I’m worry of keep repeating will just damage both drive. Is there better solution? Thx.