No SmartWare thanks !
I just got a WD My Book Essential 2TB to use as a Time Machine disk.
So far, it looks good and sounds… actually, it doesn’t sound at all :p
There is only a small twitch ; this disk is provided with a backup software (called SmartWare) that I don’t want to use. The “problem” is that a virtual CD is mounted everytime I plug the disk in. It is possible to disable this “feature” with the following trick :
- Plug the disk and grab the UUID:
# diskutil info /Volumes/WD SmartWare
vifscommand and) the following syntax:
UUID=the_UUID_you_grabbed none hfs rw,noauto 0 0
That’s all folks!
Source: How do I remove a MyBook’s “WD SmartWare” virtual CD from my desktop?