Hello everyone. I just purchased a 4TB My Passport, and am using a 2013 MacBook Pro but I want to use it on Windows as well. I have a pre-downloaded Paragon software that came free with my Seagate Backup Plus. When I tried to format it into Microsoft NTFS using Paragon, I got a message saying, “the disk is too large to be supported by the given partition scheme.” Any help would be appreciated!
It sounds like you are trying to format the disk with the master boot record (MBR) partition style. MBR only supports drives up to 2 TB. Anything bigger requires use of the GUID partition table (GPT).
Note that older operating systems may not recognize GPT.
in addition to what user kflash08 advised (using GPT Partition Table,which is correct)
if you want to use the drive on a Mac and PC … format it exFAT
Thanks! Somehow I forgot about the Macintosh part.
Thank you so much for replying! I forgot to say I am using macOS Catalina. Would it help if I upgrade to Big Sur?
Thank you so much for replying! I have considered formatting the drive into exFAT, the only thing keeping me from doing so is its lack of the journaling feature.