I’m not interested in Windows disk management, but thank you for your response, although a bit late in my reply.
Right, so I’ve mounted the drive as exfat using the /etc/fstab on my raspberry pi. The first entry shows a normal ext4 formatted disk, followed by the My Book:
;proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
;PARTUUID=aafd5796-01 /boot vfat defaults 0 2
;PARTUUID=aafd5796-02 / ext4 defaults,noatime 0 1
;a swapfile is not a swap partition, no line here
;use dphys-swapfile swap[on|off] for that
UUID=82860975-6f22-4761-bc52-9dd205d36b95 /mnt/500gb ext4 defaults,nofail 0 0
;Western Digital My Book
UUID=F277-20D3 /mnt/mybook exfat defaults,nofail 0 1
Let me tell you this. Linux does not seem to like exfat, and I when doing large 2gb file transfers using rsync, i get transport endpoint errors all the time. Now I think that the best idea would be to format the drive for ext4 as I prefer it lives on a linux server as usb storage rather than flip between a windows and mac machine.
I’m still looking for a method of formatting this drive to ext4 if anyone can shed some light on that process.
Just for reference, rsync needs these switches to avoid copy errors to your new WD My Book:
rsync -vrltD --progress --stats /source/files /destination/