I'm kind of at a situation where I'm having to do a low level format for my 1 TB WD external hard disk drive.
Earlier, I tried all possible ways of formatting it but it just would not get formatted. Hence low level formatting. I'm using HDD Low level format tool version 4.4 for formatting.
The problem that I'm facing is that it is doing the format at an awfully slow pace. With the current speed that I'm getting, it is going to take close to 290 days (Yes 'Days'. Just did a quick calculation) which, at least in my opinion, is insane.
Can someone please let me know how long does a low level format generally take?
Additional Information :
- Using WD External 1 TB hard disk.
- Connected to USB 3.0 port using hard drive's cable.
- OS - Windows 8.1