On my Macbook in System Preferences> TimeMache> Select disk has both Smartware and TimeMachineBackup. What does Smartware do and can I remove it?
Here is a link to the SmartWare User Manual. You can look through it and see if you would like to use it.
SmartWare is a default share provided on the drive like the TimeMachineBackup share. It is for Windows users to run a backup through the SmartWare software we provide and that share is the default location. If you do not plan on running Windows backups, you can either delete or rename the share for your own use. It will not effect the operation of the drive at all.
Thanks for your comment. Currently I have just installed the WD MYCloud and am still trying to find out how everything works. If I know enough about this, I can focus on something new again.