"Terrible software, too slow to use."2.0 starson by alexjamesdf
Pros: Small, very small, and works so far (had it for one day) as a traditional copy/paste/drag/drop hardrive.
Cons: Software wasted a lot of my time. 16 hour backup for 160BG? yes. Couldn't retrieve data from software as I gave up waiting for it to 'load folder structure' under retrieve tab. Frustrating. Both my PC and laptop are modern machines so...
Summary: I wasted many many hours today trying to use the WD SmartWare backup software. Firstly the software is slow to interface. Secondly, it took 16 hours to backup 160GB data (YES i do have USB 2.0). Thirdly, I tried to retreive some stuff so I could copy to my laptop... I waited 2 hours for the software to initialize the folders... and it just couldn't load. FAIL.
So I just dragged some folders on to the remaining space so I could at least transfer some important files to my new laptop. That seems to work fine, but having read the reviews here, its going straight back to the shop tomorrow and I'll buy a better one. Probaby Samsung or Seagate.