I have been buying 4TB WD Elements drives for years. These drives always had a 4TB MBR partition and worked great with Windows XP. It was my understanding that the USB board in these drives did emulation for the 2TB+ MBR partition support. Windows identifies these drives as model 107C.
I just bought a new 4TB Elements and noticed Windows identified it as model 25A3. The new 4TB Elements drives are now GPT instead of MBR.
Can anyone tell me if WD removed the USB emulation that was in the 107C that allowed these 4TB to work under Windows XP? Is there anyway I can create a 4TB MBR partition, like the older 4TB Elements drives?