I have spent 4 hours now trying to remove WD smartware from a pair of passports. I was unable to do so using every trick in my repetoire on three different operating systems.
It is is NOT sufficient to hide the software. I want to remove it.
You can count on my NEVER buying WD products again, either for myself or for my clients. (Currently I have about 250 computers under my care with about 400 disks total.)
This may well be a nice option having no method to recover the lost space is just poor form.
Sure it’s 0.2%. So what. It’s MY disk, MY space. I shouldn’t have to download a multi megabyte program to run twice to disable software.