Aye. Drives shipped nowadays are pre-formatted. All you have to do is choose the file system you want before installing windows, using a quick install. I remember that formatting 30gb drives seemed like forever, a terabyte would have me clawing at the walls. Install the OS and then use something like hdTune to scan for bad sectors, less time wasted that way.
Your system partition kept should be small anyway (<20GB). Keep no data there and install only small apps so that it can be incrementally backed up often. You then can choose larger cluster sizes for the data partitions and format them after th OS install.
ok i have a question , now i am starting over,should i not do a large disk support, or should i enable a large disk support which would be my best and easiest option here to formatt my hard drive? Thanks for the help guys>