Repurpose MyBook Essential using Windows 10

I am preparing to convert an older laptop to Ubuntu, but I need to do an image backup of my Windows 10 disk first. I have a 1TB MyBook Essential that I have used for several years as a secure file backup drive.

I now want to repurpose this 1TB MyBook as a dual partition drive with an image backup on one partition and a simple file backup on the second. However, all of the disk management knowledge (NOT guru level) I have is stymied by the apparent lockdown of the entire drive by the WD secure software package that is installed on the unit.

How can I get past the security software to modify the drive with W-10 disk management and ultimately make this an open drive that I can partition and format normally?

HI rubenkida,

You should try contacting WD’s Technical Support about this for live assistance and troubleshooting

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Thanks James, I will try the link now…

Cheers,
Dave