- From the Start menu, select the Computer Management option.
- From the left side panel, choose Disk Management under Storage.
- The list of drives will appear on the right-side panel.
- Click the WD 3TB drive that has to be formatted.
- If the drive is partitioned, a blue bar will appear; if not, a black bar will be displayed.
- If it is partitioned or data is available in the drive, right-click the drive and select ‘Delete Volume.’
- When the drive is not partitioned or when there is no data in the drive, right-click the disk name and choose ‘Convert to GPT disk.’
- Then again right-click the disk and select ‘New Simple Volume.’
- The Welcome window appears, click Next to go ahead.
- Now, mention the maximum disk space in the Simple volume size field and click Next.
- Select a drive letter from the drop-down list. Now, click Next.
- To format the drive, set the following;
File system: NTFS
Allocation unit size: Default
Volume Label: “Anything of your choice.”
- Check the option ‘Perform a quick format’ and select Next.
- Next, click Finish to start the format.
- When the format is completed, the drive will display a blue bar.