HD low level formating app

By krowdpeleeza
Mar 20, 2003
  1. Hey Guys
    Does anyone know of a good low level hard drive formatting application? I've been searching around the web for one with no avail.
  2. Hodsocks

    Hodsocks TS Guru Posts: 370

    Micro 2000 diagnostics kit includes a low level format application, I have used it to rescue some hard drives successfully.
    You could look at their website but the package doesn't come cheap.
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    If I'm not mistaken, HDD manufacturer's software such as Maxtor's Maxblast and WesternDigital's LifeGuard contain these utilities. They should work on any drive without problems.
  4. krowdpeleeza

    krowdpeleeza TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Whoops....didnt even cross my mind to check western digital...i appreciate the help!
  5. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    You are correct Rick. They work very well too. Especially good if you have bad sectors that are keeping you from using a drive.
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