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Do I Need Western Digital Dashboard software for my Western Digital Externals?


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bikeman25

Do I need to have this software installed on my Windows 10 Pro x64 system

 

right now i  have WD Dashboard installed,  WD utilies as well

 

finding out before i go about removing said items

 

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Jim K

No

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bikeman25

Ok Thank you,  will work on cleaning up those particular programs shortly here

 

 

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Jim K

@bikeman25

 

hmm...I take it back.  It looks like it might be the only way to grab firmware updates.  So, if your SSD is fairly new (as far as the make/model) ... it might be worth keeping around for awhile.

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Using Samsung SSDs--(1 M.2 500GB boot drive,  and 1 860 Evo 1TB Game Drive)  and 1 Western Digital Internal Drive (1TB) and 2 Other Western Digital External Drives, namely WD My Passport, and WD Elements 500GB drive

 

I mean i can leave the programs in if need be, not really hurting much, i don't open them often at all though

 

 

 

 

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Jim K

...I would say no then.

 

It is for:

 

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The Western Digital Dashboard helps users maintain peak performance of the Western Digital SSD in Windows® operating systems with a user-friendly graphical interface for the user. The Western Digital Dashboard includes tools for analysis of the disk (including the disk model, capacity, firmware version, and SMART attributes) and firmware updates.

 

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bikeman25

Oh Ok,  then will take care of the programs later on this evening in that case,  installed them for some reason in the past, probably since WD Data Life guard discontinued, and it suggested on WD Site to install the Dashboard, but don't think will need to run Smart tests that often on the WD internal drive, or WD My Passport External.

 

 

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