I found it faster to do the quick format then when I have the time to use the surface scan of disk checking later.
I just bought an external hard drive. It's a 1TB, Fantom GForce MaxDrive. I'm trying to format it to NTFS and, according to the manual, it's only supposed to take 90min, max. Well I started formatting it around 1230pm today and, as of 1030pm, it's still going. It's on 72%. Is it normal for a hard drive to take that long to format from FAT to NTFS?