Windows 10: I'm formatting a drive, how long will it take?

Discus and support I'm formatting a drive, how long will it take? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; It's 372.2 GB and it's been at 0% for some minutes now. 35470 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Digitalstardust, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. I'm formatting a drive, how long will it take?


    It's 372.2 GB and it's been at 0% for some minutes now.

    :)
     
    Digitalstardust, Dec 28, 2015
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  2. How Long to Full Format a 6TB Drive?

    3.6Tb in 48 hours is way below the specs of any port on that computer. I suspect a problem. Which of these is the Hd connected to?

    We need more info


    I'm formatting a drive, how long will it take? [​IMG]
     
    ZigZag3143 (MS -MVP), Dec 28, 2015
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  3. JoeNamco Win User
    How Long to Full Format a 6TB Drive?

    My question is why do a full format on new HD, you could do a scan if you are looking for defects as for the time as 24 was what it took a friend of mine to do a full format on his system, it will vary depending on what your system is.
     
    JoeNamco, Dec 28, 2015
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  4. BunnyJ New Member

    I'm formatting a drive, how long will it take?

    Are you doing a quick or full format?? A quick one should only take a few minutes at most. What you could do is go into disk manager and just delete it and format it from there. That would be much faster,
     
    BunnyJ, Dec 28, 2015
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  5. As said a quick format(you are only Formatting/deleting the directory ) should take a few mins.
    a full wipe/format can take ages as you are formatting every sector
     
    shakennstirred, Dec 28, 2015
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  6. Whatphoeb Win User
    A full format will take several hours. A quick format will take a few seconds. A full format verifies every track on the disk, so it takes about as long as writing 372.2GB of data to the disk. A quick format just writes the control records.
     
    Whatphoeb, Apr 5, 2018
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