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« on: December 06, 2003, 03:52:02 AM »

Operating System Version:Windows xp
Problem Application Name & Version:Maxtor hard drive (40gig)7200
Problem Hardware Make & Model:Maxtor hard drive (40gig)7200
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I would like to know how to do a low level format and the benefits.


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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2003, 07:39:01 PM »


Each hard drive manufacturer supplies a utility.

Maxtor has a utility at called PowerMax.

If there are bad sectors on your drive, the best way to get rid of them is to do a low-level format (make sure to back up your data first). This will mark all media defects as unusable (if needed) and will compensate for the lost capacity by utilizing spare sectors. Any data that resided in the affected areas will be lost. To perform a low-level format use the Write Disk Pack option found in the PowerMax utility.

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