I purchased a 2.5TB Elements external drive (let me know if model # or anything would help and I’ll nab them off the box and post). I primarily use a Mac (OS 10.4.11), which is why I would like it to be set up as FAT. My work laptop is a Dell, so I do have access to a computer with Windows XP if that would be any easier to do the conversion/formatting on.
Anyway, whenever I try to follow the WD instructions on how to do this on my MacBook (using Knowledge ID# 287), Disk Utility locks up as soon as I select the drive and click “partition.” I’ve tried this multiple times on multiple occasions and the result has been the same. So, that’s when I decided I’d hook it up to my Dell and just do it on there. That was about a month or two ago, so I don’t remember the specifics, but it wasn’t working, either. Then, I tried on my parents’ PC with Windows 7 and we couldn’t get it, either.
If anyone has advice or insight on how to convert this (even if it’s only a 2TB partition of it because it can’t be more), I would greatly appreciate it. I’ve tried scouring the net quite a bit before resorting to this post and I’ve found some overlap in what others have gone through, but I haven’t found a very clear solution.