Reason #328 why I love FreeBSD...
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Fri Feb 17 08:33:21 PST 2006
On 2006-02-17 10:22, Sten Daniel S?rsdal <lists at wm-access.no> wrote:
>Hamell, Rick (ACS) wrote:
>> And, Quick Format just destroys and rebuilds the FAT on
>> Windows. It doesn't reformat every block on the hard drive
>> (which use to be a big problem, but according to Microsoft
>> isn't any longer.)
> I don't see why every block needs to be reformatted. Any
> special reasons?
If you have the time to really go through this, writing zeroes to
all disk blocks may actually catch some faults of the disk early
enough, before you start trusting the specific disk with the data
& meta-data of a real filesystem :)
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