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WD SmartWare Pro Standard License Query (Hard Disc Back Up software)

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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
Hi,

I've got various hard discs and had been using the WD Smartware software to back them up. I've recently bought a couple of HGST drives and didn't realise that the WD Smartware software would only back up to WD drives, unless I pay £19.99 for a license. So before I pay up:

a) Is it worth the money and will it reliably back up the files on all my hard discs (and leave them easily retrievable - it seems okay from what I can see but I haven't had to test it as yet).

b) Is there a cheaper alternative that would work just as well? I'd be slightly reluctant to do this as I've already backed up two 3TB drives, so I'm guessing I would have to start from scratch and back them up all over again but I would bite the bullet if necessary.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
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Thanks for this and apologies for the very long pause it took for me to respond (early on I was hoping for a deluge of alternatives and then I paused a bit longer while I tested out your suggestion). It seems to work fine so it looks like you've saved me a whopping £19.99. Many thanks.

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