Windows attempts to install a driver called the SES Driver every time I connect the drive to a computer. What is this driver, why is it required and how can I get rid of the repeated prompts to install the driver?
Your new Western Digital My Passport/My Book hard drive requires a special communications channel (SCSI) between your PC and the drive to enable certain features such as password protection, LED control, and access to the drives label if applicable.
At install, the Windows operating system detects this SCSI communications channel and attempts to install a SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) driver. This driver is only used by your hard drive and is installed by default when you first attach the drive to a computer.
However if you did not install the driver upon first install and chose not to install WD Smartware, Windows will continue to prompt you to install the driver each time you connect the drive to a computer. This will continue to occur unless the SES driver is installed.
SharewareABC suggest you to use the most recent driver version.
Before install this driver we recommend to set a restore point. This way you can reverse system if the driver is wrong.
WD SmartWare Software 2.4.12
WD My Book Live Personal Cloud Storage Firmware 02.43.09-038
WD My Cloud Mirror Personal Storage Firmware 1.05.36
WD My Cloud EX4 Personal Cloud Storage Firmware 1.05.36
WD My Cloud EX4100 NAS Firmware 1.06.133
WD My Cloud EX2 Personal Storage Firmware 1.05.36