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Windows 7: I need a third party Hard Drive format tool


23 Sep 2011   #1

w7x64
 
 
I need a third party Hard Drive format tool

Hi y'all. Great community. I bought a new HDD. I have to use it for STORAGE. (caviar black 2tb). I have to format the HDD and I need a third part software for that (not Windows 7 inside tool). I don't want the quick formatting. Could you please suggest me one? System W7x64 Hard Drive is connected with a docking station via E-Sata. Thank You In Advance.

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23 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

This tutorial will show you the way: Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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23 Sep 2011   #3

w7x64
 
 

Hi seavixen32, The pleasure is mine. I'll let you know how it comes and thanks!
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23 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Another vote for Partition Wizard - free and completely reliable. You might not need the boot CD if you can access your new disk from a running system (via USB or whatever).

Also, the windows "format" command only does a "quick" format if you give the /Q param.
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23 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colmart View Post
Hi seavixen32, The pleasure is mine. I'll let you know how it comes and thanks!
You're very welcome.

We have found through experience that you're better to download the 39 Mb ISO and burn it to a blank CD-R to create a bootable disc, which will then let you boot straight into the Partition Wizard interface.

This method has proved to be more reliable than just downloading PW and running it from your hard drive, but of course the choice is yours as to which method you use.
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23 Sep 2011   #6

w7x64
 
 

I cant understand, it doesnt Go. I have opened Partition Wizard. Right Click on the Hardrive then: format. I can't see any load bar Uploaded with ImageShack.us
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23 Sep 2011   #7

w7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colmart View Post
Hi seavixen32, The pleasure is mine. I'll let you know how it comes and thanks!
You're very welcome.

We have found through experience that you're better to download the 39 Mb ISO and burn it to a blank CD-R to create a bootable disc, which will then let you boot straight into the Partition Wizard interface.

This method has proved to be more reliable than just downloading PW and running it from your hard drive, but of course the choice is yours as to which method you use.
ahh! Okk then!
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23 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Before you can format, you need to create a partition first.
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23 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I have docking stations and used Windows Seven disk management to initialize and format WD caviar black drives. After creating an MBR type volume, when you select format as NTFS there's an option to do the slow format. My 1 TB drives took over an hour to format. (It's been awhile since I did one so I don't remember if it was 90 minutes or 2 hours, but it was definitely the slow format.)

I believe the disk management Gui varies with the flavor of Windows. You don't specify if you are running Home Premium, Pro, Ultimate or whatnot. But even in Home Premium there are command line tools to do it. (See DiskPart, format, etc.)

That said, I've head all around that Partition Wizard bootable CD is the way to go for a full featured free partition program. I have the CD myself. I just haven't had a reason to use it yet.
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23 Sep 2011   #10

w7x64
 
 

Under windows created one but it doesn't started yet. No idea. Maybe the e-sata controller is the problem. Now I go with boot mode. THX Professional*
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