Recently, using Windows 7, I did full formatting of Western Digital external USB Powered (500GB) in NTFS . "I hope its speed is 7200rpm."
Surprisingly, it took almost 5 hours to complete the full format.
With this experience, will it be fair to say that 100GB NTFS full formatting takes 1 hour?
Additionaly, I have a doubt - Will it take less time if I would have done Convert operation (FAT32 to NTFS). Note my Disk was almost 80% full.
It is also true to assume that Full Formatting will give long life for the disk than Quick Formatting?