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Formatting new HD taking a long time

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March 20, 2012 10:55:01 PM

I bought and am formatting two new Sumsung 2TB drives in my Thermaltake dual slot dock via USB2.0 and they are at 68 percent after 19 hours. Is this unusual? I am doing a complete format rather than a quick format.
March 21, 2012 12:37:36 AM

19 hours for 68% seems a bit long, but it is 4TB over USB2.0, so as long as it is progressing then you are winning.
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March 21, 2012 12:52:22 AM

Yes. Its up to 74 percent now
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March 21, 2012 2:29:22 AM

Good to know it's not unusual. Nearing 24 hours and 78 percent. I kick myself for spacing and not using the esata cable. grrrrrr.

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March 21, 2012 2:35:34 AM

I wasn't going to say anything about eSATA because I didn't want you to feel bad about wasting time.

Also from what I understand, there is nothing wrong with doing a quick format to those new drives instead of a full format. Plenty of people swear that it is in fact better. I have not yet formed an opinion on that.

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March 21, 2012 2:49:19 AM

I used quick format on my first pair of Samsung 2TB drives and they have performed just fine. I read that a full format is better. Wish I had just did a QF on the new pair so that I could use them.
Thanks for being nice and not saying why in the world use USB2.0. :) 
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March 21, 2012 9:15:52 AM

Format complete! Both drivesare healthy. 29 hours later.
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March 21, 2012 9:27:25 AM

I did a quick calculation and came up with 26.6 hours. I was close.
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April 18, 2012 4:04:06 AM

Can someone please guide me here....

How do i check the Results/Report of a Full Format ?

Thanks.
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