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Standard Format vs Quick Format

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hello guys

incase maybe someone in the past already ask it, i tried looking for such thread but can't find it

so i decide to ask it

do standard format better option to quick format?

from what i read standard format write 0 to every sector ... do it means it act same like low level format ?

so far from what i read, the only good side about standard format, because mark 0 every sector so it can detect bad-sector

and thats it no other good things from standard format, so many people just use quick format because the time for standard format is like 20x or more than quick format which usually read instantly

(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302686&Product=winxp)

i hope get more information regarding this

for myself, my new purchase drive going to long standard format and just quick format incase needed later, do this best method ?

please let me know too your suggestion about formatting

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I do a full format on a new drive where I want to make sure all clusters are good. I'll cheat and use a quick format when I'm just reusing an existing production drive or when the integrity isn't important.

hello guys

incase maybe someone in the past already ask it, i tried looking for such thread but can't find it

so i decide to ask it

do standard format better option to quick format?

from what i read standard format write 0 to every sector ... do it means it act same like low level format ?

so far from what i read, the only good side about standard format, because mark 0 every sector so it can detect bad-sector

and thats it no other good things from standard format, so many people just use quick format because the time for standard format is like 20x or more than quick format which usually read instantly

(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302686&Product=winxp)

i hope get more information regarding this

for myself, my new purchase drive going to long standard format and just quick format incase needed later, do this best method ?

please let me know too your suggestion about formatting

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not enough information

Full format works differently in Windows XP as it does in Windows 7 (And there are other OSes I didn't bother to list).

Also worth mentioning that whatever your habit is for hard drives you'll want to avoid full formats on SSDs/USB flash drives.

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