Jsut bought the 3 TB WD Essential external HDD. I plugged it in on my Mac 24", and went to Disk Utility to locate it, and get it setup. DU can’t find anyHDD. So I tested it on a laptop (brand new) that has Win7 Enterprise 64 bit on it. This installs the drivers once I plug in the HDD. Then I go to Disk management, and see that HDD is there, I right click on it, and get a pop up tell me that I must initialize the HDD before local disk manager can access it. I then select DISK1 (which is the only one in the list), select GPT (GUID partition tabel) and click OK- but get error from Virtual Disk Manager that “The device is not ready”. (I also tried MBR and same error)
So at the moment I have a brand new 3TB HDD that can’t be used. HELP !!!