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 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. 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 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How long does it take to format a 16gb flash drive with quick format Forum How long does it take to format a 1 terabyte sandisk Forum Why does it take so long to format 1800gb drive Forum Why does it take so long to format 1800gb drive Forum how long does ccleaner take to use the zero out option on erase space on a mac? I have 249.72 G on hard drive Forum HOW MANY VOLT POWER ADAPTER DOES A WD 1 5TB HARDDRIVE USE Forum How Long Does It Take to Defragment a Hard Drive? Forum SolvedHow long does it usually take before non-reference Nvidia cards launches? Forum SolvedHow long does it take to install windows 8? Forum SolvedHow long does it take for pc components to get outdated? Forum Solvedmy avg defragmenter has run for 2 days-how long does it take Forum SolvedHow long does it take to boot a virtual machine? Forum SolvedHow long does drop shipping take? Forum Solvedhow long does it take for stuff to become "outdated"? Forum SolvedHow long does it take for CPU-Z to respond to email ? Forum SolvedHow long does an MSI Motherboard RMA take? Forum SolvedHow long does windows 7 take to install? Forum SolvedHow long does it take. Console to PC transition Forum How Long Does It Take Newegg To Deliver Forum SolvedHow long does it take for pc games to launch. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !