i've been helping out at a friend's shop and i've been sitting there for 4 hours just waiting for his brand new hitachi NESO 350gb usd hardrive to format before i can backup his records database to it.
i'm not using any custom formatting software, just the formatting option in vista, using a "full format" option. yes i know quick format would have been fine but its too late for that, and so now i can't cancel it (vista saids it can't).
the hitachi drive is brand new from a local retail, i actually unboxed it when he gave it to me and left, i could just turn the pc off, but i don't want to break it, right now for 4 hours it's ONLY gotten to around 55%, the hardrive is somewhat hot, so i would like to know if the hdd will break from either the heat from another 4 hours until it reaches 100%, or is this actually normal? and that large capacity usd hdds is suppose to take hours for a full format? (again i know quick format option would have finished it in a minute, it was a blunder, there's nothing i can do about it now)