I just noticed a WD notice for a new version of New Update - WD Drive Manager (Mac) Version 2.2.6 (8/15/11), posted shortly after my previous message.
I’ve downloaded the installer and it gets a little further than the preceding one… it doesn’t crash on launch and a WD icon appears in my status bar. Unfortunately that’s as far as it gets since the icon’s only command (“WD Drive Manager v2.2.6”) is greyed out !
I do notice that more processes with “WD” in the name are running now. Prior to installing the new version, a “ps aux|grep WD|grep -v grep” command produced the following:
root 78 0.0 0.0 664772 1532 ?? Ss 10:35AM 0:00.05 /Library/Application Support/WesternDigital/WDDriveManager/WDDriveManagerService
Now I get:
root 633 0.0 0.0 652484 1484 ?? Ss 10:37AM 0:00.19 /Library/Application Support/WesternDigital/WDDriveManager/WDDriveManagerService
boss 630 0.0 0.0 730636 7284 ?? S 10:37AM 0:00.21 /Library/Application Support/WesternDigital/WDDriveManager/WDDriveManagerStatusMenu.app/Contents/MacOS/WDDriveManagerStatusMenu -psn_0_143395
So we can see the status bar app running (it you have multiple users, there’ll be a copy for each currently logged on user), but that’s as far as it goes. You can’t do anything with it.
It’s good to know that WD are working on the Mountain Lion problem but it seems it isn’t quite fixed yet. Or is it me?