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Old 12-06-2005, 09:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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after "starting over" on my hdd by reformatting it several times, i was wondering if there would be any long-term effects to reformatting over and over and repartitioning. So for future knowledge, is it bad to do this?

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Well, not really. If you do it a ton!!! then it could shorten the life of the drive, but for the most part you can do it as many times as you need.
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You can format thousands of times. Windows "full format" wil also do a checkdisk, so it would kill your drive earlier than a regular format wich only takes a few seconds. But you can still format thousands of times or more.
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