disk utility really this slow?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mswift, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. mswift macrumors newbie

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    I have a brand new mac book I am using the disk utility to create a new partition (30 gb of the 160 on the HD)

    Disk utility has been running for 2 hours is this normal? Suggestions??
     
  2. MisterEd macrumors 6502

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    Don't think that's a normal time for formatting that kinda size. I'd say leave it for a little while longer though. I think I had a problem with it stalling while I was formatting a partition a while ago. I think I ended up force quitting, and everything seemed ok after I ran it again (That's no guarantee yours will be the same though!)

    Ed
     
  3. singhy44 macrumors member

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    Actually, I'm formatting my iMac's HD at the moment to make a partition for Snow Leopard, and it's been going for half an hour and still says 'Modifying Partition Map'. I've tried before and it gave me a spinning beach ball, so I force quitted, but there are no spinning beach balls currently, so I will persevere...
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    No idea what you guys are doing but I just formatted a 1TB hard drive using disk utility and it did it in 1 or 2 minutes (if not less).

    Are you sure you didn't select the option to erase it 7 or 30 times for data security reasons? That would take more than a day on any drive of a reasonable size.
     

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