Hi All, When using external hard drives, I have usually always just plugged them in from new & formatted them for a Mac as I read that was what to do. I primarily have been using for Super-Duper Back Ups on one drive & copies of all my other stuff on other drives. I have usually bought brands like Western Digital & LaCie. I have noticed that they usually come with some sort of pre-installed software suite. I would like to ask, should one ordinarily utilise this built in software? Are there times when one should or should not? Can using it conflict with Mac OSX & can it cause problems/issues? What are the benefits/advantages (if any) by using it? Many Thanks! Bazzy!