I recently purchased a WD My Book elite with smartware. I have 2 small passport external drives and have had no problem with them.
However the same cannot be said of the new drive with ‘Smartware’.
It seems to slow things down and even has a hand in ‘crashing’ some applications.
If I run Windows 7 restore to a date previous to my adding the ‘smartware’ will this remove the problem or just hide it?
If the problem WD ‘Smartware’ IS removed is it then possible to use the ‘My Book’ drive purely as an external, back-up drive without loading the ‘Smartware’?
Or will I end up with a very expensive, black ornament…good for neither man nor beast?