After a false start with a DOA LR-16, the seller was nice enough to get me another one.
Question: I have a new G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile USB-C 1TB portable hard drive and am formatting it. How long does this process take? It seems to be stuck formatting as the buttons are no longer blinking but the LCD screen says “formatting USB device DO NOT UNPLUG” and the status bar is not moving.
Is this normal for it to take a really long time? I’ve been letting it sit for 15 minutes so far.
Thanks , but no. After spending $399 on the LR-16, and then another $100 on this external hard drive, I didn’t really have any left over cash to try another hard drive.
However, after watching the unit do nothing for 40 minutes, I finally just shut it off and let it sit. After a minute or so I powered up again, then plugged in the external drive, and the LR-16 suddenly gave me all the info on the drive and it was ready to go.
Just to be safe, I went to the menu and formatted the drive again, and this time it only took a couple of minutes and I was up and running.