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New drive hangs when formating at 54%... faulty drive?

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January 2, 2011 9:43:19 AM

I'm formatting a new 2 TB Western Digital hard drive and for some reason it hangs at 54%. Is this a case of a bad drive? Or is it inconclusive at this point?
January 2, 2011 10:57:40 AM

How long does it hang for? I've had drives that stop as certain places for 20+ minutes and then eventually works out what it's doing and continues. If it hangs for over a couple hours on a slow computer or 30 minutes on a fast computer then I would lean towards a failing drive.
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January 3, 2011 3:35:05 PM

What OS are you formatting it under?
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January 8, 2011 11:59:43 PM

Thanks for the answer guys. My problem has been resolved. Basically what happened was that I was trying to format the drive, however I was doing it under Windows Vista 32-bit, which apparently doesn't recognize a drive that big unless you're doing it under a 64-bit operating system like Windows 7. I had Windows 7 64-bit ready to go and under that I had no problems.
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