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..... to format a USB external drive (1Tb).

I started the process at 11am this morning. It's now half past 10 (evening) and it's STILL formatting....... :roll: I Googled 'how long will it take' and estimates come out at 25 HOURS! :? :wtf:

Not recommended..... :lol:

And, once started, you can't interrupt it! Damn!
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How did you format it ? the likes of Seagate and WD have programs for doing it, if not use disc manager
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Using Linux but formatting using NTFS for compatibility between systems.

Got up this morning to find the format procedure had finished :huray: so I can get back to creating my 'library' (1Tb of books, magazines etc).
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USB 2?
USB 3 makes a big difference in speed.
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