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Old 08-18-2003, 11:23 PM   #1
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Cool Effect of hard disk often Reformatted

Hello all,

Is it true that if we often reformat a hard disk, it will shorten
its life and make it slower?

Old 08-18-2003, 11:34 PM   #2
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That's true with some mediums; Iomega Zip disks could only be reformatted about three or four times before needing to be thrown away. I'm fairly certain that reformatting has no adverse effects on modern hard disks, however
Old 08-18-2003, 11:42 PM   #3
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depends, I would imagine that a low level could potentially, but formating is just like and other typ of write to the hard disk, so if reformatting can screw it up than saving your abiword document every 10 minuts would kill your drive for sure, and we all know how much that happens, though this would helpt o explain why windows users seem to need to increase there reformatting sessions exponentially ;-P
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low level formatting damages your drive but nomal formatting doesnt as exodist said than every i/o operation to disk will damage you drive formatting a driver just make you drives life 30 40 minutes shorter because it will take that much time before you can work with it again


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