Wd elements 6t

Just bought on of these . The manual is pretty poor.does this need to be formatted before use? And does it need software download.
Windows 10

Hi,

Please follow the given below links and you will be redirected to the WD Support.
See the KBA’s and follow step by step for initial setup with windows as well as with macOS.

Please know External hard drives and external solid-state drives come pre-formatted and ready for use. Internal HDD and internal SSD drives do not ship pre-formatted and will need to be Partitioned and formatted before being used.

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Just what i needed to know.thank you