This separate drive wouldn t be that big of a deal if Windows didn t insist on autorunning it every time the drive is connected even if instructed not to or if there was an easier way to delete it. Delete all the crap software, right? Because, you know, you bought the drive and should be able to use it how you want.
This isn t simply a partition either as it shows up as another physical drive in Disk Management.
On this virtual drive is the bundled encryption software (which I can t get to install) and so, it s not that much of a journey to see how this virtual drive came to be.
Somehow the committee in charge of the Iomega eGo 6TB external hard drive dropped the ball.
How in the world can someone mess up an external hard drive?
Someone at Iomega must of have realized this and so instead of leveraging the Internet s fine ability to distribute software, this method was enacted to make sure the bundled software would remain on the drive for all of time.
The formula is dead-simple: take a notebook hard drive and put it in the smallest possible external enclosure.
What s the very first thing you do when you get an external hard drive?
When you plug in the drive, it loads a virtual CD drive along with the hard drive.