Formatting External HDD

monkeyfulla2, Jan 1, 10:35pm
Formatting External HDD I started a format of my external HDD last night to NTFS at about 11pm and today awoke to find it had done a whopping 1%. Is this working correctly? The drive is a WD 750Gb SATA. It already had data on it before i started formatting, but i didn't mind if i lost it.

sakkara, Jan 1, 10:45pm
If your doing a quick format then i think its prob crashed !
is it usb1 usb2 or firewire?

r.g.nixon, Jan 1, 11:16pm
Why format? can't you just use the "convert" command?

bit, Jan 2, 1:29am
The computer probably went to sleep. Of course 1% of a 750Gb drive is almost a whole 8GB drive or 10% of an 80G drive (gees I'm smart). I can belive it might get that far and then nod off to sleep. Especially if it's a laptop.

monkeyfulla2, Jan 2, 6:23am
I stopped the format ;( it wasn't moving after something like 20 hours. I have now managed to delete almost everything off it so i can try to fix errors easier. R.I.P 750gb

pcmaster, Jan 2, 6:25am
What said lol

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