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    how long does it take to format a 1TB drive?

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tarui04 View Post
    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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    is it something to do with your file system....

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    always NTFS...

    anywya it took me 4.5hrs to format it
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    Quote Originally Posted by tarui04 View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tarui04 View Post
    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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    Full format? How about using Quick Format instead?

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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DoCoMo View Post
    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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    i learnt something today too.. thank thank.. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoCoMo View Post
    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