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Buffalo LinkStation format USB

I can format my Western Digital USB HD either NTFS or exFAT. I tried both. This happens:

exFAT: I can see the USB device in the admin tool of the NAS but it doesn't give any information (such as memory capacity). I cannot see it in Windows either. NTFS: I can see the USB device and can access it via Windows Network. But I can only read but not write on the device. I cannot change its security settings or ownership. My guess is that when Windows formats the device, it doesn't allow Linux users to write on the device. I tried to give full access to "Anyone" when hooked to the PC. But it still won't work when connected to the NAS. Maybe it would work if I gave as the computername the name of the NAS?

Or do you know other things I might try? It's a WD USB device and I read that formatting to Ext3 is not so easy to do.

BUFFALO Buffalo Technology LinkStation Live 1.0TB Shared Network Attached Storage LS-CH1.0TL(Black)
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  • LinkStation Live; Setup CD-ROM; Quick Setup Guides; Ethernet Cable; Power Cord; Warranty Statement
  • Share storage and multimedia collections effortlessly-streams Audio
  • Share a printer or add a DriveStation for increased capacity
BUFFALO BUFFALO DriveStation Axis 2 TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive - HD-LB2.0TU3
CE (BUFFALO)
  • USB 3.0 supports backward compatible with USB 2.0
  • Horizontal and vertical form factor for flexible desktop positioning
  • TurboPC enhancement increases file transfer rates up to 180%
  • ECO Manager conserves energy and battery power
  • Preformatted hard drive is ready for immediate use with Windows, Mac or Wii U

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How do i securely format a Buffalo LinkStation drive?

Formatting of hard drives is done in the System/Storage area of the Web Admin Tool. To format hard drives, select the hard drive(s) that you want to format and click on Format Disk.

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