Originally Posted by imakshar
I am running XP Prof. edition. But now I got it working. I took the harddrive off the external box and installed in my PC and from there it was able to format it. I don't know why would it not format as USB external drive.
The drive usually will not format via a USB drive, reason being, DOS does not support USB drives without an OS controlling the harddrive.
This should soon change in my eyes in the near future, as USB exernal drive become, not onl cheaper, but more popular.
I recommend you get a fireware connection for your USB external HD, this will improve speeds a whole lot.