Dave (courier_iii) wrote,

Did You Know How Long It Takes ?.....,

As a part of my computer's upgrade, the smallest drive was replaced with a new 2 TB.
As a part of the process I did a full low level format.
Even on my fast machine [with a quad processor] that takes a long time.
In fact it takes a very long time.
I started it overnight.
I set the machine to not go to sleep.
I set my body to do exactly the opposite.
It finished just before I left for work - after approximately six hours and ten minutes.

The time is a function of the mechanics of the drive itself, and not that of the rest of the machine.
Tags: computers, disks, technology

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