I’m sorry I don’t mean to be rude, if I have earlier run into this forum to see all the info about the WD Passport Essential 500GB I bought 30 mins ago and found out about this unremoveable software, I will not buy it in the first place so I can only blame myself for being so stubborn not even looking for info about it. I have search everything about this Smartware now and found no solution how to remove it except only hiding it? This is retarded. What if I’m running other operating system? I wish this work just as a normal HDD. My friend bought a LG 320gb, I took it back home to copy something for him, and even though there is a software inside, it is removeable. And it work just as any other normal drive which is flexible. I like the way it look, and I have always used WD desktop harddisk for so many years because I never had any problem with it, so I buy this WD instead of LG. Then I was stunned when I plug this WDPE500GB in my computer and it took like 30 secs to appear. The very annoying thing I don’t like this is the encryption software it provided. I don’t trust it, it doesn’t feel any safer encrypting using it since you’re a HDD manufacturer not Encryption software specialist plus hardware-based encryption despite many claims that it is safer than software encrpytion is all lies. I’m using Truecrypt and I like the way it work instead of yours which I cannot hide the hidden drive I wanted. I don’t even bother to look anymore of this Smartware, so I don’t know about the slow / lag it makes your CPU become posted by many other forumer. So the Smartware occupied around 600 mb, seriously I don’t mind but do you mind putting an options for me to fully remove it? Thanks. And this has wasted me another 15 minutes writing this a time that I will never get back in my life.
** Very angry buyer >.< The Smartware is a Nightmare.