|Just a moan & bit of advice. Just purchased a WD My Passport Essentials external HD. When first plugged in, as with all ext drives these days, it tries to install backup software etc. Cancelled that & tried formatting the drive. Turns out the drive has a hidden partition of about 500Mb that has a load of software on that cannot be deleted - it's evidently built into the firmware of the drive and appears as a CD Drive in Disk Management. After a bit of rooting around I found a method of hiding it, but this still entailed having to download & run a firmware update followed by running another management program that hid the 'partition' for good, but does not remove it. I'm sorely tempted to take the drive back purely because of this imposed software - there's nothing in the instructions about having it imposed on the user and for the average buyer they just get lumped with it. Has anyone else come across this & got any other solutions? |
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