It's possible to format it as it is but if you have a hard time using the Computer management menus on the disk management window you can download the PowerMax software at Maxtor website and have it to erase the HDD. If Windows detect a totally empty HDD it will pop a install wizard and that might be easier for you to follow than manually format the drive at the Computer management window..
SCPH-10000_GH-001 SCPH-15000_GH-003 SCPH-18000_GH-008 SCPH-30001_GH-005 SCPH-30000_GH-016(V4) SCPH-30001_GH-010(V4)
2xSCPH-10190, 2xSCPH-10350, 2xSCPH-10280
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-Sjeep (As seen on TOXIC OS ELF...)