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Properly Wipe USB with MiniTool Partition Editor


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#1 pcpunk

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:09 PM

I had a USB with a Recovery Drive for a dead pc.  I wanted to Wipe the USB and thought I would do it with MTPEditor because it is a bootable drive and thought it may be difficult in Windows Disk Management.  Now it is asking me "Create As" Primary is the first choice, the problem is, I forgot how these things are set as.  I guess I could stop it and put another usb in computer to look.

 

What should it be set as Primary or Logical?

 

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Edited by hamluis, 03 December 2017 - 03:17 PM.
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:45 PM

Partition it as Primary. You can either format it as FAT32 or NTFS. I never had an issue with NTFS on flash drives and if you intend to copy files more than 4GB in size you need NTFS. NTFS causes more writes to the flash drive which does decrease it's life to a certain extent.

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/177529/htg-explains-why-are-removable-drives-still-using-fat32-instead-of-ntfs/


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:48 PM

Thanks John, Primary it is!


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