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#1 Klinkaroo

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 06:25 PM

Is it possible to format a hardrive too many times?.... or too often?...

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 09:41 AM

Hey Klinkaroo!

Well I don't think there is a definate answer for that, and i'm sure many people will have differing opinions. However, I don't think you can format a hard drive too many times - a guy I know reformats his computer on a very regular basis as a security precaution, and he hasn't had any trouble with it. I understand that perhaps putting the hard-drive through the struggle of a reformat might damage it over time, but i'm pretty sure that, unless you were reformating everyday, it wouldn't be a problem at all. I suppose the quality of your hard-drive would affect the result also - if it is from a reputable company, not off the back of a lorry for example.
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 09:53 AM

As David has said, it really depends on what you mean by "too many times" and the quality of the HD itself. I would be more concerned about losing applications or unsaved data than I would be about actually damaging the hard drive itself.
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 09:57 AM

Thanks




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