I have an external Samsung USB 3.0 1 TB HDD on Windows XP. It needs 42 hours to reformat. Halfway through, my system crashed.
- Why would it take so long?
- Could the system freeze (a hard crash – I had to reset manually) hurt the drive?
- Do I need to run some tests first or can I begin to copy stuff on it?
I was able to do a quick reformat without issues.