WD Elements is a very popular external hard drive and many people buy it because of its reliability. Since WD Elements comes in the NTFS format, it will not be supported by Mac devices by default. The NTFS format is supported only by Windows computers.Therefore, it is essential to check the format of your external hard drives when you purchase them from the store. However, many external drives come with the FAT32 and ExFAT formats, which are widely supported by various operating systems and devices. So, let us now see how to reformat WD Elements for Mac.
So, if you plan to buy an external storage device to use on your Mac computer/device, you have to buy one that comes with the HFS+ (known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Extended), FAT32, or ExFAT format.The only way to use WD Elements on a Mac computer is by reformatting it into the HFS+, FAT32, or ExFAT format.
You can reformat your WD Elements for Mac either on a Windows or a Mac operating system. Let us first see how to do it on Windows.