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Formatting a thumbdrive

By learninmypc ยท 8 replies
Apr 10, 2019
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  1. I'm just curious how long it could/might take to format a 120 gb thumbdrive ?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,899   +1,531

    Depends, Quick or Low level. The latter will take far more as it rewrites every sector.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,825   +591

    Ok, I know you say NOT Quick, so I guess I'm doing a low level. Its been going for over 12 hours now so I'll let it go, thank you :)
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,899   +1,531

    That is EXCESSIVE!!
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,825   +591

    Ok, well its still going.It appears its about 3/4 done.
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,825   +591

    @jobeard , about how long should it take to format a 120 gigabyte flashdrive ? Its been going for over 2 days.
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,899   +1,531

    Hmm; imo, KILL the format and restart it. If it can't complete in 8hr, it's trash.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,825   +591

    Ok, thanks :)
     
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,825   +591

    After restarting it, it went for maybe 90 minutes/2 hours & I got a pop up saying Windows can't format that drive.Oh well. :)
     

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