This really [Deleted] Just bought myself a 2nd 1TB MyBooks and it has the SmartWare on it. The 1st one does not have it. Got the following qs for the SmartFolks of WDC :
WHY has this been forced on the consumer??
WHY have you put it in the firmware?? Could have kept it on a sector which could have been removed??
WHY have you presumed that EXTERNAL HDD (emphasis on external!!) is ONLY used with computers?????
I require the HDD to connect to my DVR's which can record my required program. Thankz to your fantastic idea, the DVR's don't recognize this external drive.
Give me a firmware that will COMPLETELY remove this piece of junk that I did not ask for.
PS: The firmware update and VCD Manager mod does not work on the DVR setup. That is fine only for computers.