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wd ses device in the important update


drugo

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#1
hi
today i did check for new update
and the windows 8.1 updater found an important update
western digital techologies-other hardware-wd ses device

but i haven't western digital hard drivers ..it'a laptop with a ssd installed

did you notice such upate?
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Cliff S

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I didn't get one. Did you install the SSD or did it come with your PC? If you installed it, it could be that the drivers from your old(possibly a WD?) and any registry keys are picked up by Windows update. I've noticed with Ccleaner, it shows a program that is already uninstalled sometimes in Cleaner Applications tab. I then have to go into the registry and do a recursive search for left over keys so it will stop showing up.
Or are you using an USB HDD?
 

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I got it too. It's for the external WD HD.
 

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I never install drivers from Windows Update as I had problems in the past, I go directly to the manufacturer.
 

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The problem with any driver updater, windows included, is most go by the date, which means absolutely nothing. The dates are usually(not always) the date it was taken up in the updater listings, and not when it was made. They should only use version numbers. that's why I only use the ones from PC manufactures site (except for graphics card/integrated graphics). If windows wants to download I let it so it doesn't want to nerve or I have a bunch of hidden ones. I then go to Device manager and choose the one I want to use Update driver>Browse my computer for driver software>Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer>make sure "show compatible hardware" is ticked>and I choose one, 2 minutes work and a long time peace.
 

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I got it too. It's for the external WD HD.
did you installed it?
but it's very odd , i mean never seen drivers for seagate or other brands
thanks
Yes, I installed it. I did a System Restore before I did it. I haven't had any problems. I haven't noticed any change in the WD HD either.
 

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I got it too. It's for the external WD HD.
did you installed it?
but it's very odd , i mean never seen drivers for seagate or other brands
thanks
Yes, I installed it. I did a System Restore before I did it. I haven't had any problems. I haven't noticed any change in the WD HD either.
Driver updates(except graphic cards) usually have very minimal changes, and usually for a compatibility layer for newer or older piece of hardware. For example there is a newer USB 3.1 type C

 

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    Motherboard
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    32 GB Quad Kit, G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series schwarz, DDR4-3866, 18-19-19-39-2T
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition
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    (1) HD Webcam C270 (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ BL2711U(4K) and a hp 27vx(1080p)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD
    E: & O: Libraries & OneDrive-> Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
    D: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung PM951 Client M.2 512Gb SSD
    G: System Images -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB
    PSU
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    Case
    hanteks Enthoo Pro TG
    Cooling
    Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB TT Premium-Edition 360mm and 3 Corsair blue LED fans
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DrMoisheP

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Microsoft has replied to a question on the WD SES driver update, quoted in part below, at Western Digital Technologies - Other hardware -WD SES Device - Microsoft Community .

"Western Digital My Passport/My Book hard drives require a special communications channel (SCSI) between the PC and the hard drive to enable certain features such as password protection, LED control, and access to the drives label if applicable. "
So this update may affect *password protection*, among other things. Without more complete information, one might question its effect on security.
 

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