Low level format WD3200AAKS-00B3A0


#1

Hello, I am italian and I must to format to low level my hard disk WD3200AAKS-00B3A0. It exsists a software produced by western digital team to make this? Thanks and sorry for my english


#2

Western Digital Diagnostic tools can write zeros to the drive. That is more or less what you’re wanting to do I assume.

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=608&sid=3&lang=en

Thats the URL for it.


#3

Ok, but it is dangerous low level format for my hard disk?


#4

backup your data and do what the other user said

its great to discover bad sectors

no problem using that option unless you dont have an hard drive to backup your data looool


#5

Its not really like the old “real” low level formats, you’re just writing zeros to the drive. You’ll kill any MBR/GPT that is on the drive and in theory overwrite any data lingering there, at least to the point where casual recovery tools could recreate a filesystem(bearing in mind I’ve never tried to recover them, so I could be wrong).