| || |
Join Date: May 2011
Re: Is it Worth to install Smartware or not
Originally Posted by Champ!on
I had huge discussions with my friend and even searched the internet and finally bought a Passport Essential SE 1TB. Now I am unable to understand that whether I should install the Smartware or not. I have gone through most of the articles which suggest that the Smartware uses lots of memory by creating the temporary files. But I have even read that it is useful for backing up the system. I am at the movement very confused so can anyone guide me through this.It’s very important for me.
It is completely your decision whether you have to install the Smartware or not. Most of the times people prefer the Smartware as it provides with the backup options. But you can even backup your drive using Windows 7 Backup and Restore function. Sometimes the Smartware makes your system very slow and this may irritate you. As it makes the copy of files on which it is making the changes. You can easily use the drive without the software but there will be only one potential problem you won’t be able to use the Passport with Windows and Mac at the same time. Either you will be able to use it on windows or with the Mac. As Mac formats the drive in HFS format while, Windows format the drive in NTFS format. HFS format is not readable by the Windows operating system and NTFS is not readable by Mac OS. So you will be restricted to only one system. So as I said earlier, Choice is all yours.