Full format and/or extended test


i have performed a quick format to partition my new 3tb black into 3 partitions on win7.

I am now runing an extended test with WD Data LifeGuard.

After doing this , is it necessary to run a full format? Or should I have perhaps done this before the test?

thanks for help.

Hi tweqs. You don’t have to re-format or perform a full format after an extended test. It also doesn’t technically matter which order you do it in (unless you are maybe troubleshooting). An extended test is non-destructive so it doesn’t wipe off existing partitions or data.

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thank you! that makes sense.

have a good day.