This WD Smartware (and related software) seems to be slowing down my computer with constant hard drive access. Everything from application loading, to web browsing, to gaming is noticeably slowed down as my hard drive is chugging away like crazy. And task manager shows me WDBackupEngine.exe is to blame. I can just watch this “I/O Write Bytes” figure (highlighted at the top, sorry I cut it off) go up and up and up, about 1 MB per second (!!).
The real kicker is my backup hard drive is not even connected, and WD software knows this.
What is it doing and why?
Where or what is it writing to? I’m not aware of some massive dump of data being generated on my disks… and good thing, too, or I would just lose my mind.
How do I stop this from happening? Like I said it’s significantly impacting my PC’s performance.
I might understand if it was actively backing up, but it shouldn’t be. My backup drive is not connected.
I am using the new 1.6.4 software, by the way.