Question about Maxtor OneTouch 4 500GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive
Shiela65 Is correct on thesolution other than the last sentence...Formatting doesn't reduce the life of a hard drive any more than any other writing operation. A format erases critical areas, such as the boot sector and partition table. This gives the appearance of an empty disk to the operating system, making any existing contents unavailable by normal methods.
Posted on Jun 16, 2010
Firstly why should you want to reformat the HDD is not clear to me. Anyway, since you want to do it well read on. Go to Start->Control Panel->Admin Tools->Computer Management->Disk Management. here you will get an option to manage your disks whether fixed or removable. Select Removable and select your external disk. From the right pane select the disk that you want to format and right click on it. If it is formatable (which your disk is) it will give an option og formatting. Select and follow the advice. If it does not show then select properties and there you will be able to format for sure. But remember that unless you format the HDD very many times, one can come to know that the HDD is a used one and can even retrieve the data from it. And if you format it so many times then you are reducing the life of the HDD. So the choice is yours.
Posted on Nov 20, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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