mkfs.ntfs /dev/sdc1

May 18, 2009


Oh my God — why?? This is a 250 GB disk with a USB2 interface, so I’m in for a long wait apparently.

# mkfs.ntfs /dev/sdc1
Cluster size has been automatically set to 4096 bytes.
Initializing device with zeroes:   4%

It this the Windows-way or is mkfs.ntfs a little bit brain dead?