I have 2 wd 8tb my book and decided to open the units and use the drives in my new pc for storage.
they are both WD80EZZX-11CSGA0 8tb Hitachi helium drives with 128mb cache
i thought that as a bonus i could use the case - caddy for some of my older drives
however no drives i try can be formatted in windows by any method apart from the original drive
i have even tried cloning the 8tb to an old 3tb but that dose not work either
does anyone know if Wd have done this to stop people taking them apart for this purpose
any help would be appreciated