Formatting 3tb drive to use in Esata and USB3.0 enclosure Tags: Hard Drives USB3 Storage Last response: February 26, 2013 9:23 PM in Storage Share wreck1080 February 25, 2013 5:23:25 PM I bought a welland turbo leopard 2 bay HDD dock. But, it will not recognise 3tb drives previously formatted as GPT via an esata interface. When I insert the 3tb esata formatted drive into the USB3.0 HDD dock, I get the message in disk management that the drive must be intialized. But, the drive works just fine when using eSata. The opposite is true too -- if i format the drive as gpt via the USB3.0 dock, then, esata will not recognize it. I am thinking the dock is at fault, but, is there anyway I can format a 3TB drive so it will be recognised in both eSATA AND usb3.0 docks? My PC is win7 64bit, asus p8p67 mobo. More about : formatting 3tb drive esata usb3 enclosure wreck1080 February 26, 2013 9:23:13 PM No answers? I'm going to return the dock as faulty. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumESATA or USB 3 external HDD enclosure ForumOk to use an 3TB internal with an enclosure for backup ForumEsata enclosure supports 3 tb disk, size 3.5 inch ForumHard drives in backup enclosure "need formatting " message Forum[SOLD] Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 USB3.0 & eSATA 4 Bay External $80 Forum[FS] Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 USB3.0 & eSATA 4 Bay External $100 shipped!! ForumSeagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 transfer speed slow ForumAnyone own a 3TB HDD (with enclosure )? ForumEnclosure or Adapter that supports 3TB exFat sub $100 ? ForumHave to reformat a 3TB Hitachi drive ForumQuestions about NAS or an External Enclosure for 3 TB Hitachi Drives? ForumeSATA HD randomly disconnects/disappears Forum4 Bay Icy Dock External Enclosure for 3.5" 3 TB Drives ForumRecovering data from a 3Tb hard drive ForumESata enclosures for large hard drives ForumWhere are all SSDs with native USB3.0 interface? ForumHow do I move from HDD to SSD More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !