I just bought a brand new 8TB WD easystore external hard drive. I installed it onto my Mac properly, but when I tried to format this drive to make it writeable, an error screen says there isn’t enough space available for this to occur. I tried erasing it to reformat it as Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and the message says “Unmounting disk. MediaKit reports not enough space on device for requested operation. Operation failed…”
“disk2s1” now appears in grey in the sidebar where “easystore” used to be in black. I’m running 10.13.2 High Sierra. I’ve tried partitioning the drive into 7.75GB/0.25GB. Perhaps this is an easy fix but I feel like I’m going insane and I don’t know what to do. Please help!
Mount Point: Not Mounted
Available: Zero KB
Type: USB External Physical Volume