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

  • Modify /etc/fstab using (the vifs command 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?

Author: Joel Carnat

Technical Architect and SysAdmin @work ; OpenBSD and FOSS @home ; Karate, Kobudō, Jōdō, Bodyweight workout, Photography @hobby

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