WD easystore + NTFS + Mac OSX: Making Them Work

WD EasyStore NTFS Mac OSX

So, I bought a WD’s EasyStorage 2TB drive. The case says it is Mac compatible but it is not. It comes with NTFS. DiskUtil (via UI) is unable to reformat / erase it and throws this error:

Unmounting disk
MediaKit reports not enough space on device for requested operation.
Operation failedā€¦

So I followed commands in Terminal to fix this issue:

$ diskutil list

In my case theĀ disk is “disk2”.

$ diskutil unmountDisk force disk2
$ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk2 bs=1024 count=1024

After this I was able to use it. Help this helps.