If you try to partition a large drive and get this error
sectors exceeds the msdos-partition-table-imposed maximum of ....
The solution is to partition using "gpt"
Device --> Create Partition Table and select "gpt"
After that, Format the drive with whatever you need, in my case I use several of these drives for rotational backups as external removable drives on windows systems, so I use NTFS, but if you are going to be using the drive for Linux, EXT4 is probably going to be your best choice.
Tags: 3 tb drive, 4 Tb drive, format, Partition large drives