How to initialized 4TB external hard drive [Solved/Closed]

- Apr 24, 2017 at 03:02 AM - Latest reply:  hhuriba
- Apr 25, 2017 at 02:43 AM

Can anyone please show me how to initialized a 4TB entrenal HDD. There is a connection but the hdd is not shown. Going into disk management show that there disk 1 but prompt to initialize. When initialized or click ok to (MBR master but record)
There is a pop up in the virtual disk manager saying Data error (cyclic redundancy check)

Could anyone please help me solve this issue

My apology for not been polite when I ask this question when coming into this forum for the first time. You advice would be of great help.


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- Apr 24, 2017 at 06:06 AM
Thank you
Hi there,

A Cyclic Redundancy Check popup means there is an issue with the hard drive.

If you are unable to format the drive or give it a letter then you're not going to be able to use it.

Thank you, kieferschild 1

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Thanks, I can not format it so its end of the HDD. Thanks for your help and advice.