Western Digital MyBook Essential 1 Terabyte: Error, question !

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by EvryDayImShufln, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    Hey guys

    I just bought one of these 1 babies (anybody care to tell me their opinion on it btw ?).

    When I try to format the whole drive as mac journaled, it gives me an error. When I format it as 2 partitions, though, one is 250 gigs and one is 750, it works just fine!

    Any idea why this could be happening? I thought mac journaled had a max partition capacity of something like 16 terabytes, so this is kind of worrying me.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. okachobi macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2007
  3. EvryDayImShufln thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    Its 1 drive, but I solved the problem anyway! ALthough I dont remember my solution unfortunately so I cant post it here.
  4. clockwrkz macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2007
    for the unfortunate users in the future searching for this same problem.

    here is the solution:

    open disk utility
    select the drive "931.5 GB WD... "
    click on the partitions tab
    under volume scheme select 1 partition (or whatever you want really)
    click options
    select GUID partition table
    click apply/ok to get through everything

    problem solved.

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