I have this new WD40EZRZ drive and I was wondering if it can be installed in a Windows 10 desktop, as drive D (not the boot drive) with the full 4TB capacity even though the computer does not support UEFI.
This is actually my second such drive. I was not able to get the first one to work right. It appeared as about 1.5TB. That’s less capacity than the 2TB drive I want to replace.
However, when I ran a quick scan from the WD Data LifeGuard utility it hung forever on one sector. So I returned it as defective and exchanged it for this one.
I installed this drive as Disk 1 and ran the same quick scan. It ran fine, so I think this drive is good. But before I initialize the disk I noticed that the Data LifeGuard utility sees the drive as 4TB but the windows 10 disk management utility sees it only as 1678.02 GB.
I have not initialized it yet although, when I do, I understand I need to initialize it with a GPT to get windows to recognize the full 4 TB.
I just wanted to check before going further, is there anything else I must do to get this initialized and formatted with the full 4TB capacity or, is it not possible, even as only a data drive, without UEFI?