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There's nothing that says you have to use what's on that hard disk. Either ignore it or delete it and use Macrium.
I have a Free Agent Go Flex external hard drive that came with Memeo, a pre-loaded backup software. Can I erase that software and load Macrium backup software in place of the pre-loaded software that came with this device without any problems?
In this excerpt from Answercast #56, I look at using an external drive without its pre-installed backup program.
The short answer? Yes, absolutely. In fact, it's one of the first things I do whenever I get a new external hard drive.
What I recommend you do (at least the first couple of times) is, instead of simply erasing it:
Copy it off;
Back it up somewhere;
Save a copy of everything that's already installed on that hard disk, just in case someday later you want to go back;
You can also leave it alone.
There's nothing that says you have to use what's on that hard disk. Even just leaving it there, it's not going to take up a whole lot of space. That's pretty safe too.
I almost always end up deleting it, just because I know that I'm not going to use it. It's taking up a little bit of space that I'd rather use for backups.
I'd go ahead and use the drive with Macrium Reflect or whatever other backup program you might want to use.
So, short answer - yes, absolutely!
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