[External Hard Drive] Quick Format Total Time? Tags: Quick Format External Hard Drive Storage Last response: July 26, 2012 5:17 PM in Storage Share Aung Kaung Hein 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. More about : external hard drive quick format total time nhasian a b G Storage July 26, 2012 2:50:35 PM sounds like you need to replace your drive. Paperdoc a c 329 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumBrand new external hard drive isn't recognized and unable to format ForumCan't format my external hard drive . Should I wipe it? ForumExternal Hard drive asks for format , tried recovery - help ForumSoftware to undo an accidental quick format . HELP! ForumAccidentally turned External Hard Drive to Recovery Disk ForumMistakenly quick formatted my external ...now its gone ForumCouple Quick Hard-Drive transfer questions ForumCan't get my RAW external hard drive formatted please Help ForumTime it takes to format a hard drive ForumErased Partition on external hard drive by mistake! Help! ForumExternal Hard Drive Will Not Format ForumIs possible to format hard drive without losing files? ForumHow do i get files off my external hard drive when it says it needs formatting ForumCannot find or format my external hard drive ForumExternal hard drive occasional "clicking" ForumI erased an external hard drive partition, did not format . ForumExternal 1TB hard drive not being recognized... Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd ForumHow to reformat WD my Passport as a "dumb" drive ForumHow to use West Digital Passport as a "dumb" drive More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !