So I followed the in-package instructions, plugged it in and it worked. Perfectly. I have since deleted the supplied software. I could have elected to simply install the drivers, but I wanted to see what if anything the software did. What it does is slow down the start-up and get in the way. You don't need it. My advice; just install the drivers.
Pointless software aside this is a very good, very stable and very easy-to-install (and then forget) device.