I am confused as to what this 1.6.0 software update entails.
If I right click on the "WD Quick View" icon in the bottom right corner, I can select "About WD Quick View"and I see:
WD Quick View: 22.214.171.124
WD Drive Service: 126.96.36.199
When I open up WD SmartWare and select the "Settings" tab and then the "Set Up Software" button, I see in the lower left corner:
About your software
Product Name: WD Smartware
So just what is being updated with this 1.6.0 release???
This release is eating up my CPU time.
WDSmartWare.exe is using 55% to 85% of my CPU at any given time.
And every now and then a WDDriveService.exe pops up.
I now also see 6 seperate process running on my computer:
WDDMService.exe, WDDMStatus.exe, WDDriveService.exe, WDRulesEngine.exe, WDSmartWare.exe,WDSmartWareBackgroundService.exe
Why in gods name is there 6 process's running to do a backup of a drive???
I have 2 Passport USB drives. One is an Elite (650g) and the other an Essential (1TB).
After installing the update the Elite was reconized and the Essenential was not.
Today I am doing a back on the Elite (have not gotten to the Essential yet). I backup my D drive.
I never use the Catagory Backup. I use the file/folder backup and select only the files/folders I want to backup.
I do not see the File/Folder selection anywhere on the UI interface as it was before.
How do I know it is doing a File/Folder backup if I cannot see the File/Folder as before this upgrade???
This is awful software. This is a step backwards. And there is no documentation for this stuff.
You have made major changes in the User Interface and there is no documentation..!!
I am very dissapointed in WD.
Does anybody know if this upgrade does File/Folder backup...????