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How long does it take to format a 1 5tb drive

Last response: in Storage
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?

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a c 415 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.
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.
a c 415 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.