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#1 theprofessor

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:28 AM

Hey whats goin on, first post here. I just got a quick question about the Western Digital My Book...

Anybody who has one of these would probably know they dont come with a disk or anything. Do I need to run that setup.exe for it? It looks just like trial imaging software and all that fun jazz. Basically, all the drivers and everything are installed on initial hook up right? So as long as it installs all the hardware, I dont need to run through any setups or install anything, I can just go with my own imaging software?

Also, can you remove that junk pre-installed on the external?

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:16 AM

Hi theprofesor, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

The hdd come prepartitioned with a single FAT32 partition. The hdd is plug and play, there are no drivers for hdds.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:35 AM

I've only seen the software used once - and that person was very happy with it (they used it for backups)
I never use the software and delete it straight away - but it can't hurt to save it "just in case" until you need the space it occupies (it's not much).
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 08:23 AM

Mine came with a CD with diagonostic software and such, nothing needed its optional software.
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:44 PM

Hi theprofesor, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

The hdd come prepartitioned with a single FAT32 partition. The hdd is plug and play, there are no drivers for hdds.



I didnt know. I was assuming.

Whats this for then: WDC WD1600BB-98DWA0

Thats a Western Digital device isnt it? If not, I never saw it before. It shows as installed device on hard disk WITHOUT the external HDD plugged in.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:12 PM

That's the model number of your 160 gB internal Western-Digital drive (inside the computer case).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822144140
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