How long to format from FAT 32 to NTFS for a Samsubg Story 1.5 Tb with USB2 please?
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Real-life transfer rate of USB2 is about 30MB/sec. 1.5TB divided by 30MB/sec = 50,000 seconds, or almost 14 hours.
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.
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.