WD discovery, security, and backup: Which is NECESSARY to install?

Hello, I drag and drop my files to the external, I don’t need schedule backup, or make password protected. Also don’t use cloud, don’t have other computers on the network, just my laptop and this one WD drive. Very basic stuff.

I don’t know what these different software do so just want to know which is the basic necessity. thanks alot.

Hi yian,

WD portable external drives are plug n play drives to use as a storage device in computer. It doesn’t require extra software or tool in order to store data files. WD tools or software enables to create backup, check the health of drive and encrypt drive for data access which enhances the drive experience.

You may use below link to check the functions of WD software: