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    Unhappy How long to LL format a drive

    Does anyone have an idea of how long it will take to low level format a 75 GB HDD?

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    Never Mind, 2 hrs. wasn't bad at all!

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    how come! i swear it took me about 12 hours for a 40gb drive... ah well not too bad then

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    Depends on the drive and how it goes about LLFing.

    I'd have guessed a couple of hours though, so I guess I would have been right, lol.
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    What you guys are talking about is not Low level formating. I have to mention this every-time someone posts about formating a drive.

    Low level formating can only be done by the manufactures of the drive. Period.
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    OK then Agent: "Disk Zeroing"

    Happy now!?

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    OK then Agent: "Disk Zeroing"

    Happy now!?

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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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