Recently, using Windows 7, I did a full formatting of a Western Digital external USB Powered (500 GB) 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 100 GB NTFS full formatting takes 1 hour?
Additionally, I have a question — Will it take less time if I would have converted FAT32 to NTFS? Note that my Disk was almost 80 % full.
Is it also correct to assume that Full Formatting will increase disk life more than Quick Formatting?