I bought a My Cloud EX2, thinking I could re-purpose a couple of WD 1TB drives that I had kicking around.
I was using these drives in a Windows environment so they are formatted NTFS (I dont mind/need the information currently stored in them though).
However when I inserted one of these drives in the NAS I can’t format them.
First, I tried the GUI > Settings > Utilities > Format but it’s grayed out, so no go.
Then I downloaded and tried WD’s “My Cloud EX2 Setup software”. It detects the NAS and check marks the drive as soon it’s inserted, but when I click “Format” it stays at 0% for hours (even overnight). No progress.
Also when I power up the NAS diskless, the power LED is steady blue, but after I insert the drive it goes flashing yellow and the drive LED goes flashing red.
I know the disks ar OK, I was using them in other hardware. Is there any other way to format these drives to be used by the NAS?