Your product might be in a HP case , but it is a WD drive and usb adapter. This little program will truly destroy the VCD utility and make your disk into one whole unit, which you can then use and partition as you please. Did you update the firmware? The difference, in bytes, is MB. Here is the project page, http: You could verify this by formatting your drive via the bridge, and then viewing it via SATA.
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You may have to register before you can post: I don’t have an extra CD drive, but some of my friend’s ones do. Put a check in the box by Include this location in the search and type A: But it’s not quite what you think.
Therefore the total user area now appears to be sectors. February 5th, 3. Most average users won’t be able to discover how to get rid of the VCD and will have to live with it, which is probably what the vendor had it mind when they opted for this solution.
It appears that the VCD can only be disabled by updating the firmware in the bridge’s flash memory. Read the instructions on the page to download and install the driver to your hard drive. Found on error obtaining child information: This is very deice. And Frank, sometimes you make things appear harder than they are.
It’s meant so that, if plugged into a windows computer, it automatically loads the proprietary software that came with the hard drive. You can ‘disable’ so it doesn’t show up but that’s not the same as deleting the partition and recovering the space.
Join Date Aug Beans If you click Configure Drive, the VCD will be hidden, but if you examine the Passport device in the Disk Management facility, you will notice there is no change in the available space.
Perhaps you could use Microsoft’s UVCView to see how your HP device identifies itself, compare that to a My Book or Passport drive, and then edit an appropriate file in the update package but not the firmware image itself.
This is a common complaint from WD disk owners! Vlrtual has some sort of intelligent transfer feature that prevents data from landing on a bad block.
The new drive had been bad from the beginning and the clever safety thing had been working like a dog from day 1. The trend of bundling tons of genuinely useless software with hardware products is worrying. Yeah, I’ve seen that before. I believe your only plausible solution is to force ksb of WD’s utilities to update the firmware of the Initio bridge.
Not sure how to do this in Linux, though I’m sure there’s a way not to automount this particular unit. The time now is The time now is In fact, autorun and autoplay are enabled by default, unless you take the steps to prevent them.
Previous topic Next topic. June 7th, 6. I’ll try updating the firmware to see if the latest version allows the partition to be deleted.
Ah yes, another nonsense. I was angered, but this the experience gave me a superb opportunity to show you how you can handle the super-annoying menace of completely unnecessary vendor crap that is so audaciously bundled with sold hardware.
Clearly his arithmetic is poor.
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