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 Post subject: formattin pc....
New postPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:33 am 

is there any problem of formatting the pc very often....
does if affects to the hard disk....
give me the solutions... ;)


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 Post subject: Re: formattin pc....
New postPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:15 am 

Well no problem but you have to format with the windows system requirements.

you can try seatools
SeaTools is a comprehensive, easy-to-use diagnostic tool that helps you quickly determine the condition of the disk drive in your external hard drive, desktop or laptop computer. It includes several tests that will examine the physical media on your Seagate or Maxtor disk drive and any other non-Seagate disk drive.
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/suppor ... s/seatools


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New postPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:12 pm 

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is there any problem of formatting the pc very often....

Very Often ?? can you please specify how often ?
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does if affects to the hard disk....

formating the HDD like twice per week "For Exapmle" will definately lead to BAD BLOCKS , bad blocks are A.K.A Bad Sector , eventually your HDD will be useless ... and knowing when this will happen is impossible , BUT you can realize it , from your computer performance , side effects "Freezing , Long Time To Start and even not starting at all"

cheers!



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New postPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:39 am 

no not at all :)



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New postPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:20 pm 

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no not at all


well actually there is !!!! i hope that you read my post carefully ! cause the possibilities given in their are happening actually :) ... thank you cheers ^^



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New postPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:46 am 
For this post the author Rick has received gratitude : XxBizxX

I agree with XxBizxX.....excessive format wears away the Cluster, Blocks and Sectors in your HDD. It's like pounding on your car brakes for every light, the more excessive slamming into your brakes the quicker the brake pads will wear out, or more so, your rotors.

Great explanation XxBizxX



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Thank You ITGeekRC :-)



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New postPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:51 pm 

Thoughts to this then....

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There's nothing magic to formatting. You're just writing to the harddrive. Harddrives are made to be written to. In fact, it's better than most harddrive access because when formatting, you only write to each sector once. When editing files, typically the same sectors get written and rewritten over and over.
And how often do you format? Let's go nuts and say once a week. That means each sector gets written to (assuming you do a full format every time) just over 50 times per year. Assuming you want it to last 20 years, you've written to each sector 1000 times more than you would otherwise.

Now, last I heard, people were worried about SSD drives because they can only handle 10,000-100,000 rewrites per sector, which is far less than a harddrive can deal with.

At this extreme rate of formatting, that'd be enough for a SSD to survive for 200 to 2000 years! Now, let's be skeptical and assume that a harddrive is *only* 10 times more durable. That gives you 2000 - 20,000 years of weekly formats!

Please tell me how this can possible be more harmful than booting your computer.



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