01-02-2011 02:28 PM - edited 01-02-2011 02:28 PM
If I look to services cp I see this svc + WD Shadow File Management Engine are setup to automatic start.
The worst thing on it too often consumes too much of CPU resources.
So what happens if I disable it ?
Do I lack some external drive functionality?
This svc really irritates me with highc CPU usage.
What 's so important it's doing eating 50% of CPU power?
01-02-2011 02:41 PM
Did you install the Smartware? It can be a resource hog especially on startup.
01-02-2011 03:02 PM
Yes I do have SmartWare installed, but that's silly on it that I don''t need neither use any features of it.
Only thing of WD I need is the status bar icon background monitoring SMART status and temperature, but as I experienceed the status icon doesnot work if wdfme service is not started
I 'm not against complete uninstalling smartware but afraid the temperature monitoring won't run which is crucial for me as my myBook drive suffers with unexpectedly high operational temperatures.
01-17-2011 10:48 AM
Hmm... I just found I have this issue as well. I don't use any of the features of this software, so have opted for a complete uninstall.
I do use the encrypted drive / password functionality, but what I've done is just created a shortcut from my quicklaunch bar to the W:\unlock.exe program (where W:\ is the drive letter assigned to virtual CD drive that comes with this external drive.
That way I plug it in, click on that shortcut, and unlock my drive, without needing all the other software crap.
03-02-2011 11:08 AM
I have recently bought a My Passport with smartware and I am having all sort of issues.
To check if they are due to the WD My Passport I disconnected the drive and unchecked WDDMStatus.exe in Startup.
Still in Services WDDMService ans WD File Management Engine are running.
And I am getting error messages in my Windows log.
I would love to work with smartware for some files that I like to keep up to date constantly and also would like to use the password protection but all those services running when not needed really disgust me