I have been using WD disks a lot… So, when I bought a new HD I went to get a WD My Book essential… only to find it has a vcd in udf format… I tried a lot of stuff to remove that partition, since it would be useless to me. I do not plan on use it to encrypt files nor to do backups of PC files. At all.
After reading a lot in the internet, I found some people who claimed to be able to remove it, only to find they do not work at all. Why isn’t it provided as the last disk I bought? As bonus software in the drive but not in another partition that is closed by firmware? I have the 1 TB My Book, it has a lot of connections and works great in firewire ( IEEE 1394). I didn’t mind that the new one was only usb compatible. But, I do mind that this new software can’t be removed at all. I will sell it and buy another HD … not WD anymore. If this can’t be removed at all, even with new firmware upgrades, you have lost me.
And before I am told that this drive works great with encryption… I picked this because it was cheap and had more space available than other brands. But, if these programs ARE needed, then, I won’t buy any wd disk anymore.