I have bought over a dozen passport drives in the last two or three years. This week, I bought three more.
3 x 750GB Essential drives
I have just found out about this smartware nonsense. Software that I can’t remove? A partition that always auto-mounts and then re-mounts when I eject it? The risk of being locked out by an unspecified password if I eject it?
I want nothing to do with it. I’m arranging to send them back to my supplier immediately. One is open, two are sealed, I hope that my blameless supplier can get money back from WD for this faulty product.
Shame on you WD. The passport was an excellent product. You have destroyed it.