[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. m 0 l Paperdoc a c 363 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I am not able to format my external hard drive, it throws Cyclic redundancy error every time i try for? Forum Solvedquick or full format Brandnew raw hard drive? Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Crc , Readonly , Raw Format Error Forum how to start a total back up onto my toshiba canvio external hard drive? Forum SolvedDropped 1TB seagate external hard drive. Now it is asking me to format. Help! Forum SolvedCan't format my external hard drive to anything other than NTFS Forum Solvedhow to format an external 3tb seagate back up plus into an internal 3tb hard drive Forum SolvedOnce I format my external hard drive how would recover the lost files Forum Solvedmy Iomega external hard drive will not connect. only option given is to format Forum External Hard Drive Format Error Message Forum HOW DO I FORMAT MY Seagate 3.5 inch External Hard Drive with USB 3.0 3TB TO NTFS Forum External hard drive not mounting, wants to format Forum How to format a write protect WD external hard drive/disk Forum SolvedMy external hard drive will not work. It says parameter is incorrect every time i try to do something on it Forum SolvedHow to format external 2Tb buffalo hard drive to ntfs windows 7 Forum External Hard drive Lacie does not accept Format, says write protected Forum usb external hard drive format Forum What will happen if I format my 3TB external hard drive as FAT32? Will it still be capable of utilising its full potential Forum Undo a quick format on a hard drive Forum What format does my files on my external hard drive need to be to play on my portable DVD player Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !