Smartware and manual backup

Hi Im new here, I’m going to buy a my passport 1tb as I read great reviews on it. Only 1 question, i should use it for automatic backup of my work laptop AND also for a second backup of an external drive (wd elements). Smartware sounds perfect for first need, instead for second one can I switch to use passport in ‘manual’ mode? (or is it possible to use smartware also this case?)

You can always copy your files manually just like with any USB memory, it doesn’t matter if you use smartware.