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Late last month, Western Digital issued a warning to registered owners of its external hard drive products about potential data loss with OS X Mavericks -- an issue the company now appears to have corrected.
Western Digital announced Monday the availability of WD SmartWare version 1.3.6 for Mac, an update aimed at making the company's external hard drive products fully compatible with Apple's latest OS X Mavericks.
The brief release notes specifically note the update fixes "an issue related to reports of some customers, under certain conditions, experiencing data loss when updating to Apple's OS X Mavericks (10.9)."
In late October, Western Digital emailed registered owners of their external hard drive products recommending that they uninstall the company's WD Drive Manager, WD Raid Manager and WD SmartWare software on the Mac prior to upgrading to OS X Mavericks.
That workaround is no longer necessary with this week's update, although users who never installed the software in the first place will likely want to steer clear of it anyway and allow OS X to perform the same task.
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