So I got my 60GB iPod Photo today. I'm installing the software now (Windows but that shouldn't matter.) at one point it prompted to format the drive which I clicked format. The progress bar is moving, get to the end, and starts over. Its been doing this for close to an hour and a half which is way longer then most laptop hard drive's I've formatted take. Obviously this is going to take longer then your experiences since we are talking a 60Gb drive but I'm wondering how long it took to format your iPod so I can get a rough idea of if this is an all night job.