If I update the firmware on Western Digital MyBook Essential Drive Will I lose Data?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bella92108, May 14, 2010.

  1. bella92108 macrumors 68000

    Mar 1, 2006
    So I just got this new Mybook 2 TB drive at costco, and it says it needs an update to firmware, but I'm nervous because I have data on it that's not backed up. Does updating the firmware affect the data on the drives?

  2. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2010
    Wherever I May Roam
  3. bella92108 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 1, 2006
    cool, I updated it just fine. Thanks. Now the question is I want to use smartware which normally comes on the drive's partition, however I'd deleted the partition when i got the drive. I see the update for it on WD's website, but i don't see the actual program. Any idea where I can get a copy?
  4. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Just email the support guys. I'm sure they'll be able to get you a copy.

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