We have a new server with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. We are trying to use a WD My Passport Ultra drive to set up Windows Server Backup but the setup fails every time, trying to format the drive. Microsoft suggested reformatting the drive, but that didn’t help. It’s not a bad drive because another drive fails the same way.
We have been using these drives with Windows Server 2008 Standard with no problems.
Has anyone out there used a My Passport Ultra successfully with Windows server 2012 backup?
If you know this will never work, what drive should I be using?