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[External Hard Drive] Quick Format Total Time?

  • Quick Format
  • External Hard Drive
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Last response: in Storage
July 26, 2012 4:11:06 AM

I'm recently running a quick format on my 500GB external hard drive and it has been formatting around 4 hours.

My Hard drive may have bad sectors and some errors. However, I think quick format shouldn't take for so long.
May I know how long does it take normally to perform a quick format?

Or can you please give any suggestions for me? Thanks.

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a b G Storage
July 26, 2012 2:50:35 PM

sounds like you need to replace your drive.
a c 367 G Storage
July 26, 2012 5:17:22 PM

On a trouble-free 500 GB HDD, I would expect a "Quick Format" to take less than 15 minutes - quite possibly more like 5. You have a problem that needs diagnosis.
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