HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool 4.30

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  1. pisthai

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    It's a completely different tool and could not be compared. You could easy test it on your own and compare, it's free for home use.
     
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    What I mean is which one is better completely erasing the contents of a HDD.
    I have used dban which takes HOURS.

    I have heard of this but never used it- maybe i will.
     
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    Use HDDLF! It works also slow and unlike dban (their own statement!): sure!
     
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    This apps is for get rid of HDD Soft Errors which couldn't otherwise done and also for to surely wipe an entire HDD to set it to an real "virgin" stage again.

    This is one of the Tools we using within my company for Recovery purpose and also to assure, that not any confidential data will leave the company (customers company and my own) so anybody would be able to retrieve data from it again.
     
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    If you've a legit license for HH LLF you could free upgrade for Life!

    You'll hardly find any apps which will be able to recover data from an low level formatted drive which was done by HDD LLF! I tested that in the last year with quite a lot Apps and couldn't find one working!
     
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    I acquired a license and will begin testing now.
     
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    Good luck! The Home Version is free for speed up to 50MB/s (180GB/h)! Anyway USD3.30 isn't "The World"! I use the later which does exactly the same as the commercial version!
     
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    Currently at 50% on a 32GB SanDisk Cruzer thumb drive.
    11 MB/s at maximum on USB 2.0 ports.
     
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    To be honest: This apps is for mechanical Hard Disks! May it works for other storages too, but could fail and damage them as well!

    By the way: 11MB/s means that your thumb drive is an Class 10 device (Read up to 25MB/s, Write 10MB/s)
     
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    At the moment I'm proceeding with Low Level Formatting and Toshiba 750GB 2.5" HD running (now) in an USB 3.0 Enclosure. The format goes well and fast, app. 100MB/s, so it wouldn't take ages.


    After thye formatting is done, I'vbe to recheck for still existing data on that HDD, hopefully it wouldnh. I just upgraded my ole Active@ Partion Recovery Enterprise from V. 6 to V. 8.0 and that would be a good test.


    I was really surprised to find on that HDD, before the Low Level Formatting, 259 old Partitions. That Hdd is just 1 year old and I was get it in May 2012 as I changed my laptop to the now one. As I had changed the HDD of that Laptop to an 7200rpm HDD, I used this in an external USB 2.0 Ensure and only formatted once with new partitioning.


    Question now: Those 259 Partition were come from where? It were mixed Linux (Suse and Fedora) Partitions, 2 Win98 Parttionw and various Windows 2000 to Windows 7 Partitions, include 34 EFI Partitions. Most of that Partitions were signed as Bad, some was still in Excellent condition and I could see the Data.


    I don't want to bother to get those old partitions back to work and Data out. Only it's quite suspisious what all those partitions are for on that drive! The drive itself has an manufactured date of Jan. 2012!


    Any idea? Or have someone had the some things happen with his drive('s)?
     
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    If that drive was bought brand new by you then I HAVE NO IDEA but if you got it from somewhere other than a retailer then probably some guy that should be here at MDL was messing around with OS's..

    I am performing format now with this software. 250GB Jujitsu 2.5' Sata.
     
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    That Toshiba HDD was new and that one I got in the new Laptop.

    And today that HDD is dead: Manufacturing Date Dec. 18.2011 and I got it with the laptop in May 2012! Out of Warranty 1 month now.

    Acer didn't service anymore for that drive and Toshiba didn't has an good service in Thailand. Drive was manufactured on the Philippines. Was send an E-mail to Toshiba Support ans waiting for Answer now. Would be interesting to see what they have to say for the 259 old Partitions?!

    That drive was from day 1 never as good as an Hitachi or WD! and I changed immediately to and Hitachi in that Laptop, which works with no problems till now. That Toshiba was making some slightly noice from beginning, but Acer wasn't change it. It worked better after the Low Level format and ALL those old Partitions were gone as well. As I've some years of experiences with that LLF Apps, it has nothing to do with the dead of that HDD.
     
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