I just purchased an internal WD Green Caviar SATA III 3 TB HDD to use as external usb storage. I have a Dell 400 XPS machine running Windows XP. I have used Google to try to figure out how to partition it so I can use it, but obviously I am too stupid to understand what I am reading, because I can not figure out what I need to do. Can anyone provide me with easy to understand steps to partition this drive into two partitions that my computer and BlacX usb device will recognize? If necessary I can install the drive in my computer to format and partition. I am not going to use the a 3 TB HDD for the OS, just storage.
Here you go: How to use disk management to configure basic disks in Windows XP
Please note that XP does not support drives this large, so you will only be able to use 2TB. However, this site provides instructions on using a third party program to work around this limitation.
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Thank you so much for your information.