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Old 06-05-2009, 02:29 AM   #1
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I searched everywhere and i found lots of differences between full/quick format. I want an expert explains the difference PLZ.
I know these things:
1) quick: data remains on HDD. disk wont be searched for bad sectors. I have problem here "Does file system table destroy or just its entries deleted?" 2) full: data remains on HDD. disk will be searched for bad sectors. file system table destroyes and full format rebuild a new table.
Am i right? if not PLZ help me.
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:23 AM   #2
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I say the difference between the two is the bad sector scan, formatting is formatting all data will be overwritten.
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so what happen to file system table in quick format? Does it remain and just its entries deleted from the table?
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That is actually all either format does . . no data is overwritten with either one. If you want to wipe the drive completely, use something like KillDisc
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