New harddrive

I have my new hard drive connected outside the box with data and power jumper cables.

I have located the drive under disk managment, labeld Disk 1, in the box next to this it says Healthy (Primary Partition).

How can I partion and format the drive?

Hi that would depend on what os you are running. In windows 7 in disk management right click the the drive in question and choose shrink volume next choose the size of the partition. Once that is done, again right click one of the new partitions and choose format.

OK, another question.

Will WD Acronis image software make the task of partioning, formatting and transferring data easier?