how long to format?

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  1. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Cinematographer

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    Q. How long does it take Windows 2000 install CD to format an 80GB ata133 HD in NTFS?
    A. I don't know, its still running after 30 minutes or so [​IMG]
    time for a beer
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

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    If you select 'quick format' is doesn't take long at all. [​IMG]
     
  3. MichaelPe

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    Last week I bought a new 40GB drive, and spent hours trying to format it... it was stuck at the 0% mark for almost 10 hours! Tired of waiting, I rebooted the computer, erased the volume, recreated it, and reformatted. Surprisingly, it finally worked! In all, it took around 30 minutes to format it (NTFS). [​IMG]
     
  4. MikeAlletto

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    The 80GB one took about an hour. But thats ok. I got what I think was a good deal. 80GB 7200RPM ata133 HD, 2MB cache, with a free promise technologies ata133 pci ide card for $149 (then take another 10 off because I had a best buy gift card with money left on it). They also had a 60GB 7200rpm ata100 HD for the same price without an ide card! Couldn't believe it.
     
  5. KyleS

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    Yep Mike it can take some time to get HD's formatted especially when you do an unconditional format....... Waiting and waiting. You know it didnt help that you sat there and watched the screen. [​IMG]
    KyleS
     
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