The main reason why I got this drive was to be able to use it in conjunction with WD 2go. I was under the impression that you can use that app to access the contents of the drive–that’s pretty explicit in the app description.This would have enabled me to use SmartWare to backup, and always have access to my most recent and updated files from my iOS device.
To find out now that you cannot access the automatics backup is disappointing. Basically, MBL provided two functions: Backup, and Cloud Storage. But it’s not clear anwhere that these two functions are indpendant of each other.
About the concern about making making the backup less reliable, there are two simple solutions. A: Allow read access only, B: Only allow access to users who claim to be advanced users.
I find the current setup unacceptable, and the descriptions of the MBL and the iOS app – which are vauge as to having these features independent – are close to being deceptive.