In my A+ training a number of years back, it was said that this was true. It was also said that newer drives were almost impossible to low level format because of their circuitry and their own built in drive bios. Although a low level format option was available on older system bios, it was actually over ridden by the drive's own bios. However, people on this list have said that they use software that enables them to low level format newer drives without difficulty pointing out that the manufacturer must be able to do this. Given these things, I don't know what to say. I have used older system bios to "low level" format newer drives, but what really took place I don't know. I formatted the drive by its manufacturer's defaults. -- d On Tue, 2003-08-26 at 12:17, M.Thakur wrote: > I was wondering if low level formatting is specially hazardous in drives > later than EIDE and ATA. What say? > M.Thakur > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Wyatt M. Portendt" <nunyabidness6@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Monday, August 25, 2003 8:37 AM > Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: Scandisk fails to correct the disk error > > > > > > Some low level format utilities that come with the hard drive can also > > replace mismarked bad sectors. > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list > policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. -- Douglas S. Oliver <dsoliver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.