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Best software to format a hard drive

1.AOMEI Partition Assistant

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AOMEI Partition Assistant is an easy to use hard disk partition manager software to resize, move, merge, copy partitions, migrate OS, convert MBR/GPT disk without data loss. You can format your hard drives in the format of your choice.

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  • Eugene Owens

    by Eugene Owens

    People are still partitioning disk drives after all these years. Now the problem stated here is "format a hard drive." Formatting is easy, and to some More

  • by Pamela Rivera

    If you're looking for new hardware to format your hard drive, try AOMEI partition assistant. It is easy to use, straight forward and doesn't have any  More

  • Ayaan Sengupta

    by Ayaan Sengupta

    Partition Assistant comes in two versions-Standard (free) and Pro ($49). The standard version has everything the average user needs: partition splitti More

2.HDD LLF

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This HDD Low-Level Format tool can erase and Low-Level Format a SATA, IDE, SAS, SCSI or SSD hard disk drive. You can use it to work and erase with any USB and FIREWIRE external drive enclosures as well as SD, MMC, MemoryStick and CompactFlash media.


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  • Paul Perry

    by Paul Perry

    As part of my job, I had to completely erase all the data on a Flash drive after I was done with it. We're taught in our training that formatting the  More

  • by Crystal Ellis

    I found this to be a very useful tool. It worked very well for me.

3.DiskWipe

Free download
DiskWIpe is a free and portable Windows app that is created for permanent data destruction on your hard drives. You can erase all disk data preventing the recovery of those data. You can format the hard drive with a regular format system, but Disk Wipe also provides you with powerful algorithms that will completely erase your data.

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  • Francisco Salgado

    by Francisco Salgado

    DiskWipe has been my go to utility for cleaning and scrubbing all and any drives that have sensitive data. Do not be a victim of stolen data and clean More

  • Denise Warren

    by Denise Warren

    I enjoyed using this service. It seems simple, functional and effective. It worked well for me.

  • Raymond Larson

    by Raymond Larson

    DiskWipe is great for removing all data from your hard drives. I think of that as different from formatting, so I wouldn't put them in the same catego More

4.Paragon Partition Manager

Free download
Paragon Partition Manager is a software that allows you to manage, organise, format and control, your hard drives and the data stored in them. You can create partitions and gain more space, simplify your backups, and install operating systems in your formatted drives.

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  • Mildred Wagner

    by Mildred Wagner

    It one drive not drives. I would say software allows you to organised by formatting sections to store backup . The description might be misleading to  More

  • Enzo Bernard null

    by Enzo Bernard null

    Very safe tool for HDD partition for MS Windows PC's.

  • Jacqueline Wheeler

    by Jacqueline Wheeler

    What a great idea foe more organization on one's pc! This is a very safe tool for hard drive partitioning for Windows! I find this makes my work on my More

  • Ann Cruz

    by Ann Cruz

    Looks kind of sketchy but I'd definitely have to do way more research to know for sure. But it's marketing the fact that you can do all these things w More

5.KillDisk

Free download

KillDIsk is a tool that allows you to wipe all data on hard disks, USB drives and floppy disks completely, And it's completely, so you won't be able to recover any data erased by KillDisk. But it also has other tools like FDISK, FORMAT utilities, or DELETE for standard erasing files.

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  • Joshua Owens

    by Joshua Owens

    I cannot tell if this is the software that I need for my needs. I need software that will format my external hard disks for various formats, and I can More

  • Zhang Xiong

    by Zhang Xiong

    This isn't necessarily for formatting. It erases everything! Be careful. I lost a lot of stuff when I used this, but i was my own fault. I should have More

  • Virginia Silva

    by Virginia Silva

    Software that allows a complete a permanent wipe of a hard drive and no possibility of anyone recovering it later, very useful if you are selling or d More

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