I am having issues with two products. One is a MyBook Live 3TB and the other is a MyBook Essential 2TB.
They were purchased less than a week ago with the intention of being removed from their enclosure and used as internal drives or in a different external enclosure.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
The good: Both are recognized by the OS when connected via onboard SATA. The 2TB can be formatted and works properly via SATA.
The bad: Both drives are unrecognized when connected via USB. The SATA>USB converter, cable, and USB ports have been tested since attempting use with these new WD drives and they work properly with other, so that rules them out as a suspect. When connecting the 3TB via SATA, any attempts at formatting will cause a BSOD. I’m aware 3TB drives need to use GPT, which I am able to do, but any attempt at formatting the drive causes an error. Have tried booting into GParted and formatting that way using GPT/NTFS, but it is still unrecognized by the OS.
I’ve scoured Google and many forums for answers, to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.