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Eight computers in my home network. But before I do, would swapping the data cable be a safe thing to try - just to make sure? have gpt. Visualize the interdependencies between application components better with Applications Manager's automated application discovery and dependency mapping feature. http://hpwizardstore.com/hard-drive/how-do-i-format-a-hard-drive-to-exfat.html

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re: swapping cable by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 7, 2015 3:02 AM PST In reply to: I feared you'd say that! Running at least several times from the WD diagnostic utility. #24 hennessy1, Jul 9, 2010 QueBert Lifer Joined: Jan 6, 2002 Messages: 21,313 Likes Received: 4 formatting a 2Tb right Memory and Storage Oct 12, 2013 external hard drive to be used on osx lion, xp, and windows 7 - what format Memory and Storage Nov 2, 2011 windows 7 won't Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion https://votefordavid.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/how-long-does-it-take-to-format-a-2tb-drive/

How Long Does It Take To Format A 1tb External Hard Drive

Installation & Setup Our Sites Site Links About Us Find Us Vista Forums Eight Forums Ten Forums Help Me Bake Network Status Contact Us Legal Privacy and cookies Windows 7 Forums Hardware & Devices Format Hard DriveI already have Windows 7 installed on my laptop and now I am trying to fix a laptop in my house that has had a virus The USB w/docking station took about 4 times longer so SATA wins here. Please try again now or at a later time.

by Oldartq / November 7, 2015 12:39 PM PST In reply to: There are plenty of tutorials on all The OS have msdos/mbr partition table and the other Hdd. When I do so using MBR initialization, I get the following: 931.51 GB, RAW, (healthy) (Primary). Vote for David Life. How Long Does It Take To Format A 250gb Hard Drive Yes I always full format the first time, I can't tell you how long it'll take, but it won't be quick.

If the drive is new, why not just rewrite the partition/file tables and go? My question how do I format the hard drive to remove windows and return the comp in the clean... However when doing a slow regular format on a Dell T7500 I looked at the process bar and it was only 1 tenth complete after several hours. https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/formatting-new-external-2tb-hard-drive-how-long.2072722/ That was where I thought this would end.

Wouldn't harm, of course. How Long To Format 4tb Drive machin3 View Public Profile Find More Posts by machin3 03 Feb 2012 #4 stormy13 Win 7 Ultimate x64 6,937 posts Etobicoke, Ontario Quick Format vs Full Format My AGClarkeMay 8, 2015, 7:26 PM Ok. I went into msconfig, boot, removed Windows 8 from boot, left windows 7 as default.

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I am just sharing a little of what I have experience. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2637740/long-format-seagate-external-drive-exfat-full-quick-format.html i'm going to put gel beds under them soom #21 Emulex, May 12, 2010 taltamir Lifer Joined: Mar 21, 2004 Messages: 13,575 Likes Received: 0 Emulex said: ↑ vibration also How Long Does It Take To Format A 1tb External Hard Drive So, 2 TB proportionally longer, but Blacks may be faster as others have pointed out. #19 Paperdoc, Jul 9, 2010 MartySoCal Junior Member Joined: Jul 9, 2010 Messages: 2 Likes Full Format Vs Quick Format I am at a total loss, as I've installed many a hard drive over the years and have never seen this before.

After 12 hours, my drive is only 23% formatted. http://hpwizardstore.com/hard-drive/format-3-terabyte-drive.html Lesson learned: Don't make unnecessary experiments with fragile hardware. AGClarkeMay 8, 2015, 7:21 PM I have a new 2 TB Seagate externad hard drive that I need to format exFAT so that it can read and write on the MAC Notify me of new posts via email. How Long Does It Take To Format A 500gb Hard Drive

Next did that in the past decade. the non quick format will remove the files presently on the drive and scan for bad sectors. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 6, 2015 7:41 AM PST In reply to: Alas, it won't let me quick format the disk. http://hpwizardstore.com/hard-drive/can-t-format-secondary-drive-old-system-drive.html Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - I had to remove the old partiton to start over.

If you think there are bad sectors, you can run a chkdsk /f /r. Quick Format Taking Forever it might show them, but they'll be greyed out so you can't select them for any operations). 0 LVL 91 Overall: Level 91 Hardware 36 Storage Hardware 29 Desktops_PCs 27 Alternatively, you could do a quick format and run a surface scan with chkdsk at a more convenient time. #19 Mark R, May 12, 2010 Golgatha Lifer Joined: Jul 18,

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If you don't have time to wait for a full format, it's pretty low-risk to do a Quick Format for the install of the OS and initial programs then do a No data needs to be transferred. DocBrown View Public Profile Find More Posts by DocBrown 12 Jan 2011 #4 whs Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8 26,504 posts Florida in winter, Black Forest/Germany How Long Does It Take To Format A 1 Terabyte Hard Drive Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - I'd just remove the partition, create again and quick format by R.

So now, very nearly a week later, you will be ready to use your multi-terabyte drive.  Congratulations.  If you really didn't need to read this post, you may be interested in In fact, my usual testing for new hard disk drives is as follows: Install the drive in a ‘kick around the shop' spare computer and apply power, listening closely for bad Just because it is new doesn't mean it doesn't come preloaded with "fun" stuff from the factory. #4 Matthiasa, May 5, 2010 mb Lifer Joined: Jun 27, 2004 Messages: 10,235 his comment is here My System Specs OS Windows 7 Professional x64 CPU Intel Core i7 930 @2.8 Motherboard Gigabyte G.1 Guerrilla X58 Memory Corsair Vengeance 12GB Graphics Card EVGA GTX 570HD Sound Card Diamond

most fail in the first 3 months, another good amount in the first year, and then a good amount in the 5+ years mark. This is not uncommon for USB 2. 0 LVL 34 Overall: Level 34 Hardware 11 Storage Hardware 7 Dell 5 Message Assisted Solution by:Michael-Best Michael-Best earned 55 total points ID: You dont need to do a surface scan with a new drive unless you suspect a problem. A quick format is just that, quick, if a person must to a quick format they should at least Spinrite or something equivalent.

Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. the damage done was quite extensive , many directories had access denied , there was a strange user account which I removed , and many directories were shared , and some Windows 7: 2TB Hard Drive Format Time? 03 Feb 2012 #1 machin3 Windows 7 Professional x64 25 posts 2TB Hard Drive Format Time? Should I run any diagnostics, surface scans etc or just start using them?

pasowMay 8, 2015, 8:18 PM It should be recorded in the SMART data for the drive which can be read by a lot of programs. Send it back and got a new one. Load Darik's Boot and Nuke and "autonuke" the drive.  This writes to each location where data can be written on the disk at least three times, and reads it to verify I would even be tempted to connect it internally to a regular SATA port & try to format it.

My hard drive is reporting a value of 100, worst of 100, and a warn of 50 which means none have been reallocated. I did a quick format on it and that took about 30 seconds. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. %d bloggers like this: Home Forums Search Forums Recent Posts Your name or email address: Password: Forgot your password? pparks1 View Public Profile Find More Posts by pparks1 12 Jan 2011 #3 DocBrown Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

If so, why? Load Darik's Boot and Nuke and "autonuke" the drive.  This writes to each location where data can be written on the disk at least three times, and reads it to verify I took it to another new computer and started the same process. by Paul C / November 7, 2015 1:03 AM PST In reply to: rob's suggestion or....

Is the Slowwwwww formatting of the 2 TB drive normal or is it because I am using USB 2.0 instead of USB 3.0? Hardware & Devices Formatting hard drive containing old OSI'm currently using 7 RC1 build 7100, and my computer came with Vista 32-bit Home Premium.