Remove VCD from My Book Studio on a Mac?

It’s been 7 hours.

7 long hours.

I’m so tired.

I’m so frustrated.

Someone. Anyone.Please. Help me:

I use a Mac with 10.6 installed. I have a 2 TB USB/FireWire 800 My Book Studio. How do I hide the VCD? (I prefer to remove it from the drive completely, but I am beginning to expect that, like death and taxes, there is no way out.)

I get to the point where I need to install the firmware on the drive, but the drive is not recognized by any of my 3 Macs as needing a firmware update. Apparently, it’s for Essential and Elite drives only.


Help me.

Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi! You’re my only hope!


The problem lies with the firmware indeed, tho I think they have fixed that with supplying us with the download of the VCD Manager on the website, on this page below you are able to download the firmware and the VCD Manager below that.

Firmware + VCD Manager Downlaod Page

Firmware Issue Guide here, on how to disable it with picture for picture guide,


Come back to me if any further issues occur, :robottongue:

I also have a My Book Studio for Mac and the instructions on this link are not working for “MyBook Studio + WD Smartware”. I contacted WD support and they told me that they are working on an update for this kind of drive.

But this solution is only for disabling it, NOT REMOVING IT!!!

They should work on how to remove it for those who don’t want this dam… software.