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Windows 7: Scan and quick format new HD

06 Oct 2011   #1
RN09

Window 7 Ultimate
 
 
Scan and quick format new HD

I just bought a new WD 2TB ext. HD.

This was what I did last night:

Scanned for bad sectors (COMPUTER - PROPERTIES - TOOL - CHECK NOW): took me about 6hr, then I quick format it (of course very fast).

My question for experts: Should I need to do normal format?

As my limited knowledge, normal format is scan for bad sectors and fix it. In this case since I already scanned the HD, hoping that no need to do full format.


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06 Oct 2011   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quick format is more than fine for a brand new drive. You're good to go. If you want, you can also download and use a S.M.A.R.T. disk utility to test the health of the new drive.

Here is a free one:
HDDScan
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