How long does it take to format a 1 5tb drive Tags: Hard Drives NTFS Format Storage Last response: July 4, 2010 7:19 PM in Storage Share Will_tell July 4, 2010 2:46:42 PM How long to format from FAT 32 to NTFS for a Samsubg Story 1.5 Tb with USB2 please? More about : long format 5tb drive sminlal a c 414 G Storage July 4, 2010 4:20:03 PM Real-life transfer rate of USB2 is about 30MB/sec. 1.5TB divided by 30MB/sec = 50,000 seconds, or almost 14 hours. nforce4max July 4, 2010 5:07:16 PM Just install the drive temporarily inside your pc and format then once done go ahead then install in your choice enclosure. I prefer internal installation since it helps when I am moving ect or cleaning my house. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sminlal a c 414 G Storage July 4, 2010 7:19:46 PM Personally I like to format USB drives using the USB connection, particularly new drives, because it's a bit of a check that the USB cable, enclosure controller and internal connections are OK. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhy does it take so long to format 1800gb drive ForumWhy does it take so long to format 1800gb drive ForumHow long does it take to format a 1 terabyte sandisk Forum5TB MicroNet RAID Platinum Help ForumHow long does it take to format a 16gb flash drive with quick format ForumHow long does it take to formatt a hardrive????????? ForumXP Pro install - How long does it take ? ForumHow Long Does It Take to Defragment a Hard Drive ? ForumShould a card format take this long ? ForumHow long does a complete reformat take on a laptop ForumHow long it will take to render 1 h10min avi file to a DVD .. ForumHow long does it take to load files from a boot disk Forum5TB Server Build - Any glaring faults? ForumGot suggestions for a 5TB raid5(or6) server for $2200ish? ForumHow long does it take to build a PC? ForumHow long would it take a mid-ranged HTPC build to become outdated? ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumHard drive cloned, now faced with BSOD ForumVideo Editing Previews? FRAPS? What hard drive should I get? ForumHow do I set up my Intel X25-V SSD? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !