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HDD Low Level Format Tool

4.40
1 reviews
6.3 k downloads

Securely erase data from your hard drive

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HDD Low Level Format Tool is a tool for securely formatting and removing data from storage drives. When you delete a file from your computer, that file can easily be recovered, since it is not actually deleted from the memory. Instead, what Windows does is it allows the bits occupied by that file on your hard disk, SSD or USB stick to be overwritten.

All bits are replaced by "00"

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Therefore, HDD Low Level Format Tool overwrites all the bits in a storage unit and assigns them a value of "00". This is very useful if you want to avoid leaving any trace of your personal information on a storage device. This is ideal when you want to, for example, sell a hard drive on a second-hand website, as it makes it impossible to recover the stored information.

It is important not to abuse this tool with SSD or USB flash drives, as it will generate a full write cycle of the drive size, and decrease its useful life. These drives have a limited number of write cycles, so be sure to use it only once. The performance of the program varies depending on the speed of your storage drive, working faster on an SSD and slower on a hard disk.

All files will be unrecoverable

By opening HDD Low Level Format Tool, you can see the full list of your available storage drives. After choosing the one you want, click on "Next" and you will have three options: View device details, View S.M.A.R.T. data to view information such as the number of write cycles or hours of use, and the Low-level formatting option. When you select the "Format this device" option, you should be aware that any data stored on it will be erased forever, and cannot be recovered even with programs such as Recuva. When it reaches 100%, the process is complete.

Download HDD Low Level Format Tool and make sure that no one is able to retrieve your personal data.

Reviewed by Alberto García Translated by Uptodown Localization Team

Information about HDD Low Level Format Tool 4.40

License Free
Op. System Windows
Category Files / Folders
Language English
Author HDDGuru
Downloads 6,301
Date Jan 4, 2024
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