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 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 it take to format a 1 terabyte sandisk Forum 5TB MicroNet RAID Platinum Help Forum How long does it take to format a 16gb flash drive with quick format Forum How long does it take to formatt a hardrive????????? Forum XP Pro install - How long does it take ? Forum How Long Does It Take to Defragment a Hard Drive ? Forum Should a card format take this long ? Forum How long does a complete reformat take on a laptop Forum How long it will take to render 1 h10min avi file to a DVD .. Forum How long does it take to load files from a boot disk Forum 5TB Server Build - Any glaring faults? Forum Got suggestions for a 5TB raid5(or6) server for $2200ish? Forum How long does it take to build a PC? Forum How long would it take a mid-ranged HTPC build to become outdated? Forum My computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure Forum Hard drive cloned, now faced with BSOD Forum Video Editing Previews? FRAPS? What hard drive should I get? Forum How do I set up my Intel X25-V SSD? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !