Right click on Computer and go to manage. Then select Disk Management. Look for the new 1TB drive that doesn't have drive letter and most likely has unallocated on the right area. Right click on that and create new simple volume. Follow the wizard and select quick format at the end. Then your drive will mount with the new partition.
Hmmm, did that but computer doesn't recognize the new drive. Under Disc Management I can see all my drives, including 2 external WD drives.
Although I am replacing a WD Black 2tb drive WD sent me a Black 3tb drive as a replacement.
Help is appreciated.
Check with your motherboard maker to be sure your BIOS will see/use a 3Tb drive
There is a later bios that mentions 3tb+ HD support so I'll do that and see what happens next.
Any words of wisdom? The last time I did this was nearly 4 yrs ago.
I am curious why the drive wouldn't even show up in Disk Manager even as a smaller volume.
The last time I had to "fiddle" with BIOS settings was WAY back in DOS days so I don't know why your computer won't "see" the 3T drive... I only "dimly" remembered a similar situation back in the 80's
As I mentioned earlier, WD sent me a 3TB drive to replace the failing 2TB drive. My GA-X58A-UD3R board doesn't support over 2TB. Apparently Gigabyte has a utility to enable the board to see the full capacity of the 3TB drive when running a 32bit OS but I'm using W7 64bit. Says the utility utilizes "Virtual Drive" technology.
Looks like it requires a bios update. If someone could read through this link to see if it is advisable for an editing machine I would appreciate it. The technology is beyond my current understanding. The 3rd paragraph talks about Virtual Drives and partitions. Maybe I should return the drive and request a 2TB version.