I suppose I'll continue to do a full or regular format just to make sure my new drives are not defective.
no problem, i guess it's a smart decision just to be on a safe side
Yeah, it seems I have the "Touch of Death" when it comes to hard drives.
Just today I had my 5th HDD failure in 7 years. My 120GB Hitachi drive died after only 2 years. The others were 3 Maxtors, and 1 Seagate.
Funny enough, the most reliable drive I have is the infamous IBM "Deathstar" 75GXP 60GB HDD which I bought back in 2000. I'm going to replace that drive real soon though, 7 years for a HDD in continual usage is pushing it.
yeah, that's life, sometimes no-name/old hdds last longer than brand new hdds