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how long does it take to format a 1TB drive? tarui04 Oct 9th, 08, 11:19 PM #1

been formatting my 1TB drive...taking ages.


another thing, when i tried to format it under windows installation, it sees it as 131GB but i formatted another 250GB drive another time without issues leh(as a single drive)


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ifiron Oct 9th, 08, 11:30 PM #2
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been formatting my 1TB drive...taking ages.


another thing, when i tried to format it under windows installation, it sees it as 131GB but i formatted another 250GB drive another time without issues leh(as a single drive)
Did you partition your drive ? It's the size of the drive, and I recommend you partition your drive.
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satanicWorshiper Oct 10th, 08, 11:16 AM #3
is it something to do with your file system....
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tarui04 Oct 10th, 08, 12:03 PM #4
always NTFS...

anywya it took me 4.5hrs to format it
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Shigure Oct 10th, 08, 01:54 PM #5
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been formatting my 1TB drive...taking ages.


another thing, when i tried to format it under windows installation, it sees it as 131GB but i formatted another 250GB drive another time without issues leh(as a single drive)
Check if Bios version support 1TB harddisk... Happened to me once.
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sin7 Oct 11th, 08, 09:37 AM #6
why cannot quick format meh? i think it makes no difference.
I find it rather silly to wait few hours just to format it.
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kyouta Oct 11th, 08, 10:01 AM #7
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always NTFS...

anywya it took me 4.5hrs to format it
mine took around 3 hours if i didn't remember wrong
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Shmutt Oct 11th, 08, 01:25 PM #8
Full format? How about using Quick Format instead?
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froze Oct 11th, 08, 02:38 PM #9
i normally go for quick format... to me no diff....
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tarui04 Oct 11th, 08, 04:26 PM #10
i didnt really try formatting using quick format before. i guess it;s a matter of habit to always deep format for me.

ok maybe my system slow,....needs 4.5hrs
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DoCoMo Oct 11th, 08, 08:29 PM #11
The difference between the regular format versus the quick format is whether or not the volume is scanned for bad sectors using the chkdsk command. Both methods remove the files from the volume.
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tarui04 Oct 11th, 08, 08:50 PM #12
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The difference between the regular format versus the quick format is whether or not the volume is scanned for bad sectors using the chkdsk command. Both methods remove the files from the volume.
ahh

learnt something new today..
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tanchunxun Oct 11th, 08, 11:29 PM #13
i learnt something today too.. thank thank.. =)
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kyouta Oct 12th, 08, 12:15 AM #14
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The difference between the regular format versus the quick format is whether or not the volume is scanned for bad sectors using the chkdsk command. Both methods remove the files from the volume.
yeap, for a brand new hardisk, unless urgent it's always best to do a deep format to check it for bad sectors so that you can RMA straight away if there are any
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