Error message when formatting drive for Mac

I’m trying to install a new WD Elements Basic Storage 4TB drive to my Mac.
I have several of these drives before.
I my Mac to partition it, it comes up with error message “not enough storage” or The disk is too large to be supported by the given partition scheme.
Operation failed…

I have around 50GB left on my Mac. I’ve tried two different computers, I’ve tried both to partition and to erase.

Advice welcome.

Hi Melfverson,

You can follow the instructions provided in below article to format WD Elements on macOS: