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Old 02 September 2003, 12:09   #10
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Re: Re: HD seems to crash

Originally posted by Echo
Isn't this fatal? Or does it not apply to new hard drives?
New IDE hard drives reportedly recognise low-level format attempts and either ignore them or perform a standard format instead. Low-level formatting an older IDE hard drive will usually kill it stone dead. SCSI drives can be low-level formatted, but there's rarely any reason to do it.
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