09-30-2012 02:32 PM
Hi I just bought a 3TB Backup Plus to hook up to my TV but unfortunatly it isn't recognized. After a lot of searching I've discovered that TVs in general seem to have a lot of trouble seeing drives over 2TB. If I format the drive in OSX I am only able to use the GUID partitioning scheme, however I've read that its possible to format the drive with MBR so that it could be read as a 2TB drive (given the max partition size of 2.2tb when using MBR). I could deal with losing the 1TB if I could get the drive to talk to the TV but I can't find out how to format the drive with MBR on OSX. The MBR option in Disk Utility is greyed out.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
10-01-2012 07:41 AM
Do you have access to a Windows PC? You can do it there.
10-01-2012 07:44 AM
Yes, here's how - XP/2000 Disk Management