View Full Version : Formatting error

01-19-2012, 08:13 PM
While formatting my WD MyBook Elite (1TB) I got a message: "Formatting not succeded. This type of hard disk can not be used. Use another type USB-disk". No explanation why.

Before this HDD I tried a Toshiba STOR.E CANVIO 1 TB Usb-disk. With that drive I received the message that is was not fast enough, although it has a transfer rate of 625 Mb/s according to the specs.

What do I have to do to use the MyBook for USB-recording?

01-20-2012, 11:14 AM
Dirk7666, I had the same problem with a WD Elements 500GB and my 40PFL8606H/12. You have to keep on trying and spent some time with it.. My HD was formatted succesfully after the 8th attempt. Why 7 times not? Dont know.
It now works perfect.

01-21-2012, 03:52 PM
Thanks for your suggestion. I'm going to try it again.