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WD Data Life Guard Tools

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  • Western Digital
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Last response: in Storage
December 13, 2007 8:01:48 AM

What exactly do these tools do? Are they used as an alternative to the windows formatter? I have a western digital driver so i thought i should use these tools on my next format. I'm using the windows version, does the dos version have an option format drives?


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a b G Storage
December 13, 2007 10:42:10 AM

They partition and format drives. There are more options than in the Microsoft Windows version. You can use it in Windows or in Dos. It only does a Quick Format. Microsoft Windows gives you full format and Quick format options (Better).You can use the Microsoft Windows tools instead if you wish. I recommend doing the full format to check for any disk errors from the factory.
December 13, 2007 11:06:01 AM

Im actually formatting for the second time on this drive, i will use the normal formatting procedure then, just wanted to check before doing it. As far as i know quick format deletes the FAT file, i want to clean the data.

Thanks for the reply.