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Old 01-26-09, 09:29 AM   #1
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Hi,

On a new HDD do i need to do a slow format or would a quick format do the job?

Is there any difference? i heard the drive is faster when done on slow?


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Old 01-26-09, 09:31 AM   #2
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Quick is no slower than normal when it comes to drive speed afterward.
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Old 01-26-09, 10:03 AM   #3
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Quick is no slower than normal when it comes to drive speed afterward.

So no difference using either on a new HDD?
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Old 01-26-09, 10:11 AM   #4
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Default Re: Help required with new HDD...

A quick format is good enough for a brand new drive.

Full format is useful for if you've had the drive for a while and you may have bad sectors. The drive should mark them/relocate them.
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A quick format is good enough for a brand new drive.

Full format is useful for if you've had the drive for a while and you may have bad sectors. The drive should mark them/relocate them.
great, thanks for the help everyone.
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Old 01-26-09, 11:37 AM   #6
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A quick format is good enough for a brand new drive.

Full format is useful for if you've had the drive for a while and you may have bad sectors. The drive should mark them/relocate them.
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