I purchased My Book Premium Storage 3T. When I downloaded the User Guide and began to read, I saw that It comes with software to install: 1) WD Drive Utilities, 2) WD Security, and 3) WD SmartWare.
I came here to learn a little about the SmartWare and since there seem to be problems (one being high CPU usage), I was wondering could I not install it and use the backup in Windows 7 to back up. ( http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1717 ).
What about WD Drive Utilities and WD Security? Can I just plug in MY Book and then use Windows 7 backup without installing any of the software? I would appreciate for any advice you can give.