Computer does not recognize External Drives

If plugged in the first time, the external drive needs to be initialized from your computer. Here are the steps.

1. Right click your My Computer and choose Manage.
2. Click on the Disk Management from the left. The list of available drives will show on the right.
3. Right click on your External drive and select create partition (primary partition).
4. After that you now you need to format the hard drive. Choose quick format.
5. Right click again on the partition you've just created, now select "Format" and select NTFS.
6. Click Ok and it will guide you until it is finished.