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Storage With Style: WD MyBook Pro Edition

The Software

Power cords and included software CD

All of the included software is on a CD, as well as pre-installed software on the drive itself. The WD software is for the capacity gauge.

Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics

This shows the SMART status and serial number of the drive. A drive check is also integrated. This application can also write zeros to the entire disk to ensure that your erased data can never be retrieved.

  • About the 'intelligent drive management' I am not that sure. It may be better than drives, which do not power down at all, but it still annoying that you cannot switch off the drive completely. For example the Seagate drives behave the same way, but in addition you can switch them off, so they will stay off when you switch off and on your PC. The WD will power on every time you power on your PC, which I personnally do not like at all.