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okay fair warning for anyone that thinks they can remove the backp software or reformat the HD and just use the drive as an extra drive for storage. There is a CD partition that will automatically load on your PC / MAC machine the back up software and start backing up your PC in 30 seconds if you don't stop it from doing so. You can't delete the CD partition it's locked and when I checked around the web there is now way to turn this "feature" off. Honestly, it's great if you want to back stuff up and don't have any idea on how to do it, but it's very annoying if you either want to use your own software or use it to transfer files quickly. It will load software on your PC/MAC and put it in the start up group. Just a heads up.
I did a search about the drive and found a post by someone that said in order to stop the software from loading you need to open the case and remove a chip:
150+ Woots and no signs of stopping...