brand new hard drives

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Isildur, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. Isildur

    Isildur Guest

    Are you meant to low level format when you get one? ( i only formatted with
    the xp install cd)
    I ask as maxtor suggest a low level format may stop my 'noise' problem
     
    Isildur, Nov 19, 2003
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  2. Isildur

    Oldus Fartus Guest

    Isildur wrote:
    > Are you meant to low level format when you get one? ( i only formatted with
    > the xp install cd)
    > I ask as maxtor suggest a low level format may stop my 'noise' problem
    >
    >


    No. You should not need to zero-fill a new drive.

    (They were referring to "zero-fill" not low level format, which normally
    would only be done by the factory.)

    --
    Cheers
    Oldus Fartus
     
    Oldus Fartus, Nov 19, 2003
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