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Old 08-08-2005, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default How long does it take to reformat?

I have an HP Pavilion N5490, I just need a ruff idea about how long.
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From 1-2h. That including the install of windows xp and drivers.
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Quick Format to NTFS should take hardly anything, tops I'd say 10 minutes... it takes me 5 minutes to reformat 160Gigs of Hard Drive.
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Default Re: How long does it take to reformat?

It depends on the hard drive you have. A fast one (7,200rpm +), with a quick NTFS format should take about an hour, maybe just over, whilst a slower HDD (4,200rpm/5,400rpm) with a quick NTFS format should take about 1 hour 15 minutes. A 'non-quick' NTFS format would take you an extra 10 minutes, if i recall my experiences correctly.
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