Updating Drive Firmware!

WD Smartware wants me to update the drive firmware as well as Software Update, Updating Drive Firmware will Erase all data?? because it is mentioned to take a backup of all data before updating drive’s firmware?? Please Help!!

It’s been known to happen that or set a password when you didn’t have one. If you are not having issues ignore the upgrade. If it ain’t broke don’t fixit! You should never trust important data to one drive internal or external no matter who makes it.