Format Nw WD Essential with Windows formatter? Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital External Drive Format Storage Last response: November 21, 2012 12:30 PM in Storage Share soloalpinist November 21, 2012 12:09:47 PM Hello, I bought a 2nd western Digital 3tb external drive. My question is : it comes set up for NTSC I'm on a windwos 7 PC... so do I need to run the windows formatting before using it? More about : format essential windows formatter rgd1101 a c 97 G Storage November 21, 2012 12:30:30 PM duplicate post m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 1TB WD Mybook Essential USB 3.0 shows 500GB after format Forum WD Essential Book 500Gb External USB - not recognized by Windows. Forum WD My Book Essential is not recognized by windows since yesterday. It was workin Forum SolvedReformatting a WD advanced format drive that's previously been aligned to XP to work on Windows 7 should work, right? Forum WD External HD... is it best to format with Windows 7 Disk Mngmnt? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !