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March 15, 2010 2:31:33 AM

I have seagate 320 gb external hardrive...
Its been around 12 hrs but its only half way through...
Does it usually take so much time? Whats going on?

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March 15, 2010 3:27:15 AM

if you used quick format it takes only few seconds to complete or if you selected it may take 10 -15 mins may be for 320 gb,(i never done full format with hdd unless there's some bad sector issues )

for 12 hrs it's too long , some thing wrong with your external HDD..
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March 15, 2010 11:31:32 AM

12 hours is right.

2 hours is normal for internal use. As you lose most of your speeds when connecting to USB, 12 hours seems about right. You can post a HDTune benchmark to see if there are any performance issues with your drive.

Any reason you're doing a long format? Doesn't make much sense on a HDD.
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