I have a 3 TB WD My Book Live Drive and I inherited it from a friend. I have removed the drive from the enclosure because I want to put in a smaller drive, I know this may sound strange, but I have better use for the drive elsewhere and I only want to network the one drive.
I have the capability to use windows or mac, but am unable to figure out how to clone this 3 tb drive onto the 1 tb drive I intend to use, when I plug the drive into my computer, on mac side it shows up as 3 unreadable disks, on the windows side it doesn’t show up at all, should I clone this drive? Is there a way to plug in the 1tb drive and add some drivers or something, I am just unable to figure out a solution.
It seems strange to me, with a time capsule if the disk were to go bad I could plug in a new disk, open airport utility and format the new disk. Inevitably someone will have a my book live drive and the disk will go bad, how will they be able to put in the new disk and use it, very confused on this, and it has taken up days of my time I would be so appreciative if someone could help me. Thanks.