Author Topic: "The Format Did Not Complete Successfully"  (Read 1002 times)


  • Calf
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"The Format Did Not Complete Successfully"
« on: December 05, 2011, 06:17:33 am »


I just purchased a HD-WL4TU3R1 (2 Drives, Each 2TB, USB 3.0).  It's connected to a USB 3.0 controller card on a Dell server running Windows Server 2003 R2, SP2.


Upon initial connection the drive was recognized and I was able to access the FAT32 partition.  It was shipped in a RAID-1 configuration.  I elected to delete and recreate the partition before formatting as an NTFS volume.  After recreating the partition (full size - approx. 2TB), I have been unable to format.  The format runs nearly to the end and then fails with, "The Format Did Not Complete Successfully".


Any advice?






  • Calf
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Re: "The Format Did Not Complete Successfully"
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 11:10:18 pm »

Any update on this?


Did you try to rebot the device and try agian?