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External Hdd Formatting Software?!

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I agree w/ you d , I was never a fan of installing more software to perform a task that the OS was capable of.

You see though...I tried...I actually let command prompt do it, it took almost 18 hours for it to just tell me FAILED! Lol, but if anyone is interested I found a software from HP that'll do a whole 500GB external in less than a hour! It does FAT32 as well and is very basic and user friendly. Here are a couple links, one explains it and one is a download. http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197 <<< Explanation of the software...and here is the download http://en.kioskea.net/download/download-127-hp-usb-disk-storage-format-tool

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You see though...I tried...I actually let command prompt do it, it took almost 18 hours for it to just tell me FAILED! Lol, but if anyone is interested I found a software from HP that'll do a whole 500GB external in less than a hour! It does FAT32 as well and is very basic and user friendly. Here are a couple links, one explains it and one is a download. http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197 <<< Explanation of the software...and here is the download http://en.kioskea.net/download/download-127-hp-usb-disk-storage-format-tool

LOL, you spent 18 hours doing something that should take 30 seconds? What command did you use?

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LOL, you spent 18 hours doing something that should take 30 seconds? What command did you use?

I used format (Drive letter): /FS:FAT32 and both times I did it it went for 18 hours just to tell me the HDD was to large to be formatted in FAT32. The HP software did it in less than a hour.

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resurrected topic ? but as far as I can remember ( and that ain't far these days )

Fat 32 don't support dives bigger than around 130- G.B , with out lot of hassle .

but my memory goes back to the days of 512Kb being very big drives ,

a cut down win 95 could be around 180Kb , , and 100Mb ram was a luxury ,:grin2:

Hey , I must have been a rich kid I had a vid card with 16Mb of memory , nah I wasn't rich , I sold my granma in a slave auction to pay for it , now I am thinking of selling the wife for a quad core the same way ,

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Google shows "vasquezkelley" as a bot. Typical pattern of registering and posting pattern of 3 posts, on a bunch of forums over this past 24 hours and then disappears. The mods can tell by IP if it's an India live person or a algorithm.

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