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Well my roommate just bought a 1 Terebyte Seagate Hard drive from best buy (on sale for only 190 bucks) and when I installed it BIOS read it fine and what not and now I am disk manager formating it and so far it has taken about 15 hours and it is only 70% done.

Is this normal? I realize it will take a while since it is 1 Tb but it will take damn near a day to format it...
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That seems a bit long, is that drive running at Sata 2 ? cause my old 200(Seagate) at Sata 1.5 took 2hours
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Considered that it is formating down to every kluster... yeah maybe,why did'nt you Quick format?
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Yea I should have quick formated it. Oh well, is that 1Tb Seagate a good deal for only 190 bucks?

It is a 7200 RPM with 32 MB cache. He is using it to store movies on.
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post #5 of 7
Definitely should have quick formatted. Even my 300gig drive takes a couple hours or more with the normal format. That seems like a decent deal, I think I got a newsletter from the Egg with a 750GB drive for $125ish.
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Price is good, should be around $280 new
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Originally Posted by neo_sporin View Post
Well my roommate just bought a 1 Terebyte Seagate Hard drive from best buy (on sale for only 190 bucks) and when I installed it BIOS read it fine and what not and now I am disk manager formating it and so far it has taken about 15 hours and it is only 70% done.

Is this normal? I realize it will take a while since it is 1 Tb but it will take damn near a day to format it...
I got 2 of those same drives from best buy. I started regular formatting one of them but gave up because of how slow it was going and just quick formatted the two of them which only took a few minutes.
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