Re: Hard Drives 101. Your answers please.

Re: Hard Drives 101. Your answers please.


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Posted by colin on November 06, 2001 at 17:27:06:

In Reply to: Re: Hard Drives 101. Your answers please. posted by Henry on November 04, 2001 at 23:05:10:

So your into the latest fashion of destoying drives using low level formatting. It should never be done at home or as a DIY tinker, the calibration at low level when alignging tracks and sectors into set head assignment is done in factory controlled conditions, you should never attempt it, at best you will render a good portion of the drive un-addressable and if your very lucky, which isn't often, you may actually hit on a landing zone and avoid the first of many head crashes.
Low level formatting is the quickest way to turn a HDD into an ash tray or hi-tec paper weight,I can only assume(sorry Henry)that those who advocate it dont do it themselves, because if they did they would stop.



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