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Summary

HDD (hard disk drive), including internal and external hard drive, is the basic storage device on a computer. For example, the C disk and the D disk are hard disk drives. Do you know how to use a HDD low level format tool for low-level hard disk drive formatting?



Part 1: How to Use a HDD Low Level Format Tool for Low-level Formatting?
HDD  Level  Format  Tool  4.40” is a useful tool for low-level HDD formatting. This program can quickly clear partitions, MBR, and every bit of user data. The supported operating systems are Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Besides, it can erase and Low-Level Format a SD card, a SATA, IDE, SAS, SCSI or SSD hard disk drive.
1. Download and install “HDD Level Format Tool 4.40”. Click [Continue for free] if it is only for your personal use.
how to install hdd low level format tool for free
2. Select the target hard disk drive and click [Continue].
select the target hard disk drive in hdd low level format tool
3. Then, select the tab [LOW-LEVEL FORMAT] and then click [FORMAT THIS DEVICE].
low level format hdd with a tool
4. Soon, you will receive a warning that all data on the selected device will be lost. Click [Yes] to go on formatting.
click yes to low level format the target drive
5. In the free version, the processing speed is capped at 180 GB per hour which is 50 MB/s.
wait for formatting in hdd low level format tool
6. As you see 100%, low-level hard disk drive formatting will be successful.
finish low level formatting hdd with a tool
Part 2: How to Recover Data after being Formatted?
After low-level formatting, all data on HDD will be erased. Users should transfer the data to the other devices. But low-level formatting will fail due to lots of physical and logical bad sectors.

At that time, if you don’t back up files beforehand, they will be erased. How to recover them again? Renee Undeleter is here to help you. This professional, comprehensive data recovery software not only support various file types but also achieve well for formatted hard disk drives.

Moreover, Renee Undeleter is designed with three scan modes, fast partition scan, whole partition scan and whole disk scan. Users can achieve different aims on data recovery. The simple and clear interface is friendly to green hands, too.

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1. Open Renee Undeleter and select [Whole Partition Scan].
select whole partition scan in renee undeleter
2. Select the target hard disk and click [Next]. After that, select [Fast Scan] or [Deep Scan].
Renee Undeleter Whole Partition Scan
3. The scan time depends on the capacity of the hard disk drive. As the scan is finished, select the target files and click [Recover] to recover them.
preview and select the files to recover in renee undeleter
Part 3: What is Low-level Formatting?
Low-level formatting is a way to erase all data from a hard disk drive and to reallocate the partitions, completed in Windows NT and Linux or written commands. Each partition includes a sector identifier field, CRC bytes (in some cases error correction bytes) and gaps.

If a hard disk drive is affected by magnets, the data will be lost from the sectors. People call this situation as “bad sectors”. Low-level formatting is a way to reallocate partitions on the premise that the drive never gets physically damaged. It can skip the partitions which are unstable for storage and block the operating system and some software from accessing.

Remember that low-level formatting is lossy operation. All data including those protected will be cleared once a hard disk drive is low-level formatted. Don’t try such operation if not necessary.