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That one about MBR. If it was suggesting the same solution, sorry in advance.aphilic Mystic5hadow said: I've tried everything I can think of, the drive shows the full size in the Disk Manager, BIOS, etc, I would be very grateful for any info you could give me as I'm stumped. It would only format about 900 GB and I thought I needed to RMA it. weblink

actually it would break anything) #24 taltamir, May 12, 2010 hennessy1 Golden Member Joined: Mar 18, 2007 Messages: 1,861 Likes Received: 0 My WD 2TB drive takes between 4-5hrs to I am guessing it will take another 28hrs #1 GoofyGoofT, May 5, 2010 daw123 Platinum Member Joined: Aug 30, 2008 Messages: 2,594 Likes Received: 0 It is probably best to It gives me a bit of a warm fuzzy feeling when I know that every block has been physically written to and no issues have been found with any of them. I am at a total loss, as I've installed many a hard drive over the years and have never seen this before. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/137365-formatting-2tb-hard-drive-12-hours-later-only-23-completed.html

How Long Does It Take To Format A 2tb External Hard Drive

hirtlepFeb 19, 2010, 7:30 AM Quote: Solution Found : I had purchased a Hitachi 2TB hard drive. atjaguarxDec 5, 2009, 9:30 AM I had the same problem as a user above (vista would freeze on a 2TB drive at 54%). Brilliant.djhowesSat, 03 Jan 2009 11:24:30 +0000 you are a life saver.

If anyone has tried this without the parity check, please chime in. Doesn't matter what is on the hard drive. Insight According to Microsoft, many tasks on a very large FAT32 file system become slow and inefficient. How Long Does A Quick Format Take Useful Searches Recent Posts Menu Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Menu Log in Sign up AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Forums > Hardware and Technology >

That's what I do when I'm time-limited.Click to expand... Full Format Vs Quick Format In reply to Jim Cockfield • Feb 6, 2013 P.S.It's probably writing to one 512 byte sector at a time, too (versus using larger block sizes when writing to the drive). Proffitt Forum moderator / November 7, 2015 7:57 AM PST In reply to: I have tried using disk management in windors, But for GPARTED all I ever did was to clean https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/how-long-doe-it-take-to-format-a-hdd/ However, after 20 hours of formatting (using the DOS cmd "format /FS:FAT32 E:"), it told me that "the volume is too big for FAT32".Now, I have researched and found on several

Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More... Cancel Format Not Working Took less than 3 mins to format a new 1.5 TB NTFS WD My Book Elite USB drive to FAT32 (so I can use it as a DNLA drive on my make is MEDION...ritchie glencairnSun, 17 Jul 2011 00:17:10 +0000 just used EASEUS Partition Master 4.0 Home Edition - as per DouglasLourey post - less than finve minutes for a FAT32 partition With the experience I now have, when including the S.M.A.R.T.

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thank you againBradleySat, 17 Mar 2012 11:15:23 +0300 Found a little utility called guiformat.exe at http://fat32-format.en.softonic.com/downloadIts 72kb, only does fat32 formatting and worked fine on my 1TB drive. https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/formatting-new-external-2tb-hard-drive-how-long.2072722/ P-L-E-A-S-E!!! How Long Does It Take To Format A 2tb External Hard Drive That was the best advice on how to format a hard drive to FAT32. How Long Does It Take To Format A 1tb External Hard Drive AnonymousJan 8, 2010, 5:12 AM Solution Found : I had purchased a Hitachi 2TB hard drive.

Locate the disk to format, unplug any usb disks not being used for now to make it easier to locate if you have lots. http://skdcom.com/hard-drive/new-hard-drive.html DriveImage XML, a free for private use software, can help you format a large hard drive to FAT32 easily. I dont know whats up with that, so as I get the time Im "culling" the files on those drives and moving them to empty 3.0 drives..There can be an issue Edit: This was over USB 3.0. How Long Does It Take To Format A 3tb External Hard Drive

It's the only fix that will work, I know how to do it and no other people knows, guaranteed. 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 With a DS1010+ initially configured with 3 x 2 TB drives, adding a 4th 2 TB drive took 45 hours 35 minutes. check over here 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

then you should be able to formate your whole drive with a quickformat in windows and use itHope this works also for others!! Can I Cancel A Format In Progress had one on a table - dropped a 200lb weight on the floor - the vibration caused it to stall and fail. Tried converting Samsung 1Tb portable drive from NTFS to fat32 using dos command 3 hours later VOLUME TO BIG.Used acronis 1 minute finishedBrydonFri, 09 Dec 2011 14:34:18 +0000 I needed to

goose61282May 6, 2009, 8:46 PM I have a similar yet slightly different problem, I think.

HDD have a 12-16% failure rate... i use windows 2000 SP4 as the primary OS. I was happy, then I transferred all my files on it. How To Format A Hard Drive New Posts How much do you drink in a week?

During the few times I checked progress it seemed to be checking parity on the disks so not sure how long the format proper took - the parity check is an I can buy a lot of hardisk 1.5 Terabyte up, any brand, put it on any system with Nvidia chipset and it will work without any error (assuming the Hardisk has Spinrite will find bad sectors and check them out. http://skdcom.com/hard-drive/clone-a-hard-drive-to-an-external-drive-or-maybe-a-second-pc.html Thank you, Anon!!ReddersWed, 22 Aug 2012 23:31:56 +0400 That was simple and excellent.

That's where the link in David's post will take you, too.