Format Second Hard drive, help Tags: Hard Drives Format Storage Last response: December 23, 2005 1:41 AM in Storage Share kstevege December 22, 2005 9:05:34 PM I am using my computer strictly for audio recording. I am using my secind SATA drive for my sample libraries. In one of the WIndows XP format windows, there are boxes for 'Perform Quick format' and another for 'Enable file and folder compression' Should I check these? Thanks! - Steve More about : format hard drive t1n0m3n December 22, 2005 9:54:21 PM Quick format only if you have formatted the drive before. Actually if you check it and it detects the drive is not formatted it will give an error I believe. The 2nd check box... are you ever going to use compression? if so check it, if not, don't check it. http://www.dslwebserver.com/main/sbs-win-xp-pro-file-co... kstevege December 22, 2005 10:40:09 PM Thanks for the info!!! One learns so much when upgarding your system!! Should I want my files compressed? This drive will be used soley for my audio samples library. I'm formatiing right now and it is taking a long time! It is only at 21% and its been 10 minutes! Related resources Formatting old, second hard drive - Forum If I format my primary hard drive, will it effect a second data drive? - Forum Pc recognizes second hard drive as a cd/dvd so will not allow format - Forum second hard drive help - Forum Format Failed - Cannot Access Hard Drive Now - HELP! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer RichPLS December 22, 2005 11:29:18 PM Compressing drive suffers a performance penalty, I don't want it, if I need space, I buy a drive. kstevege December 23, 2005 1:41:25 AM Thanks SUpreme! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Just bought a second hard drive - now how do I format it? Forum Data On Second Hard Drive Disappeared After Format Forum SolvedDropped 1TB seagate external hard drive. Now it is asking me to format. Help! Forum SolvedIssues adding second hard drive, help please! Forum SolvedLooking to install a second hard drive for storage space - Need help Forum SolvedHelp with second hard drive. Forum SolvedHelp with my second internal hard drive Forum Cannot format my hard drive in vista with my DVD in hand and neither from disc managment help Forum Help needed to format hard drive Forum SolvedCannot format hard drive help? Forum SolvedNeed help, I want to add a second hard drive and second OS Forum SolvedSomehow my hard drive got formatted , PLEASE HELP. Forum Someone HELP I lost all data from folder Program Files (x86) on my Second Hard-drive !! Forum SolvedHelp! New Hard Drive initialized but cannot be formatted! Forum Impossible to format Dell e5420 Hard drive please help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !