Should I use a quick of slow format of an external hd
Posted on 2006-05-01
I just go a new usb external hd. It was fat32. I went to disk management and started a format of the fat32 to ntfx but did not select the quick format method.
After 10 percent of formatting, it terminated as the usb cable came out. So i restarted the format and this time selected the quick format of fat32 to ntfs. It was done almost instantantly.
Question: Is this ok to do (with the first format not finishing) but it was on a brand new drive so I am hoping the 2nd attempt (quick format) is ok eventhough the 1st attempt failed.