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New hard drive UDF formatting help

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September 7, 2012 10:47:37 PM

I recently got a new hard drive to put into my computer, when i go to format it instead of getting NTFS system files option to choose from like i see most people, i get a UDF option instead. it chooses 2.10 as default but i am also given the option of 2.50, 2.00, and, 1.50. i have no idead what to choose from and not sure what the difference is between them.

it is a Western Digital 1T drive and i plan on doing a full format if that means anything lol

thanks for the help!


i was asking because i have also searched online havent had much success finding the answer
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a c 122 G Storage
September 8, 2012 4:38:58 AM

You are correct, it is an internal drive. Have you tried any of the WD disk tools? I, like you, have looked and found nothing useful. You can look at this link from WD and see if it helps.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/search/1/a_i...
It will walk you through the steps of using disk management to create a partition and format the drive.
I take it that NTFS is not even an option for you, is that correct?
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September 8, 2012 5:04:03 AM

kenrivers said:
You are correct, it is an internal drive. Have you tried any of the WD disk tools? I, like you, have looked and found nothing useful. You can look at this link from WD and see if it helps.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/search/1/a_i...
It will walk you through the steps of using disk management to create a partition and format the drive.
I take it that NTFS is not even an option for you, is that correct?




ok i tried everything and it seems to be working, its formatting right now and ill see if it works in the morning.

thanks for your help! the guide was really simple to follow!
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a c 122 G Storage
September 8, 2012 5:05:56 AM

My pleasure, let me know if it works.
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September 8, 2012 6:21:56 AM

Are you formatting with Disk Management?
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September 11, 2012 6:57:14 PM

yup everything seems to be working fine! thanks for the help!
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a c 122 G Storage
September 11, 2012 7:27:11 PM

Glad to be of service. I'm glad it's working for you now, thank you for letting me know.
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