Hey guys, hope you all will be able to help me out. There are certain small and big question raised in my mind and I however need your help for getting it resolved. I have bought a brand new Western Digital MyBook Essential, I must say that I like it very much, this unit really works great. Thereís not any issue with this hard drive technically or physically. Anyways my question might sound bit funny but I really wanted to know whether it is possible for me to use this hard drive keeping in horizontal position. I know that vertical position of this hard drive doesnít really harm or affect anything but I does makes a lot of difference at least in my case. Actually the problem is that whenever I try to keep the hard drive vertically it unknowingly sometimes gets knocked and fall down which can obviously damage or harm the complete device. My hard drive is kept some 2 to 3 feet above the ground surface. It felt twice but fortunately nothing happened. I do not want to repeat the same thing again and again. Anyone who can let me know whether it is possible for me to keep the hard drive horizontally with making any difference to the device with respect to its performance. People say that the position doesnít really matters and therefore I can simply change the position of this hard drive too but I believe that if position doesnít matter than why all the Western digital MyBook Essential users prefer to keep their hard drive vertically and use. Please help me out and let me know with the confirmation whether I can use my device in what so ever position I want.
Along with this I also have another question regarding the removal of software from this hard disk. I have Smartware software installed into my hard drive and now as I said I need to remove this software from the hard drive.