Today I installed a new Windows 2012 server to be used as a Hyper-V host. I attached a Synology LUN and followed the procedure of getting the disk recognized within Windows (iSCSI initiator). As I final step i brought the disk online and performed a quick format (NTFS).
But… this quick format took a very long time and in the disk management console I could not see the progress of the format.
I then tried to use diskpart and when executed “format fs=NTFS QUICK” the progress indicator stayed at 0 procent for at least an half hour.
After trying all kinds of solutions I found one:
- issue the command “fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 1” before quick formatting the drive.
After that the quick format finished in less than 1 minute