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How long should a full (slow) format of a 1.5 TB drive take?

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So my documents drive in my main PC died recently, so I picked up an OEM 1.5 TB Hitachi Deskstar drive to replace it for $55 shipped off newegg.

Well I started a full format yesterday at about this time... and the drive is now 44% formatted. It's still going... it's not like anything is frozen. Is this normal behavior?? I don't ever remember it taking so long to format a drive confused.gif
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Took 2-3 days on my 2TB drives. So yeah, sounds about right.
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Low-level formats can take a while. Took at least a day and a half for my 2TB F4 IIRC.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;14632212 
Took 2-3 days on my 2TB drives. So yeah, sounds about right.
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Originally Posted by candy_van;14632227 
Low-level formats can take a while. Took at least a day and a half for my 2TB F4 IIRC.

I completely agree, the low-level formats do take some time even on smaller drives then that. I have personally went like 10 hours plus on a 500GB.
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