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Issue initializing WD mybook 5tb hdd

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#1 JimmyKarter


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:51 AM

The first time I connected this WD mybook 5tb hdd I could open it and view its files.


But then, when I disconnected it then connected it again, I couldn't "open it". It showed up in device manager and disk management as proper, but in disk management it  apparently wasn't initialized. Although........ why would wd sell an hdd which isn't initialized? Clearly something happened?


Anyways, the thing is I can't initialize it in GPT, and MBR is apparently the wrong way. If I try GPT it says the disk is too small.

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 05:26 AM

Hello JimmyKarter:


Is it within the realm of possibility that the WD - My Book was not correctly ejected with the explicit aid of the computer's OS?


If it is possible, the media may have now become corrupted.

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