Should I download the software that came with MyBook Essential Hard Drive or use Time Machine?

Is it better to install the software that came with the hard drive, or reformat it (erasing it) and use Time Machine to back up my stuff? What did you guys do for your macbooks?

Time Machine all the way :smiley:

I wouldn’t try to installing it, SmartWare is really more for Windows.  It’s possible that the version on your drive won’t even install anyway.