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Old 03-14-2005, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Zero-filling the hard disk

In zero-filling process of the hard disk( Commonly known as formatting a hard disk) every sectors will be filled with zero or bad sectors which are marked at the factory itself can also filled with zeros???????????????

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Old 03-15-2005, 02:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Formatting is not the same as zero-filling. Formatting just removes the files from the file table. Zero-filing overwrites the sectors multiple times to get rid of the data.
I think both formatting and zer-filling utilities skip bad sectors.
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