I recently purchaed a My Book Studio LX 2TB drive to use as a new target for my Time Machine backups on my iMac. I either didn’t see the flash screen that has the check box to tell smartware I am using Time Machine on the the drive. Since I didn’t want to use Smartware for my backups I uninstalled it.
Time Machine seems to be working fine but the e-ink disk meter on the front of the drive case has disappeared, this is a minor issue but it would be nice to have. The custome name for the drive is still on the display.
A few quetsions:
Do I have ot have Smartware installed to have the meter function?
Is there some way to tell Smartware that I am using Time Machine and I don’t want it doing anythig but the meter if I do install it?
Does Smartware provide any value other than the meter if you are running Time Machine?
Has anyone had any problems/success with Smartware installed for a Time Machine drive?
Thanks very much for any help anyone can provide.