Problems Reformatting New HD to Mac

I’m having issues reformatting my new WD Elements 4tb hard drive to Mac readable.

First, I tried following the directions on WD’s site to format to MS-DOS(FAT) and got this message:
“MediaKit reports not enough space on device for requested operation. Operation Failed.”

Then, I tried to use these directions to fix that problem:


Now that looks like it just deleted whatever file came with the hard drive and now my WD is unreadable by my computer. I just get the message “The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer”

Does anyone know what I can do to fix this issue? I don’t have any files on the drive yet so I’m not worried about losing anything. I just want to be able to use the hard drive.


Hi oCadji,

Please follow the instructions given in the link mentioned below and let us know if you face any issue while formatting the drive.

NOTE: Formatting is data destructive and cannot be undone.