When we format something in Windows, for example, a hard drive or a USB flash drive, we have the opportunity to choose the formatting method. Just two ways: fast formatting and full formatting. By default, full formatting is performed. If we want to perform quick formatting, then we must put a checkmark in front of the item “Quick (clear the table of contents)”. In this article, we will examine how quick formatting differs from full formatting.
Full disk formatting is a slow erase of all data. Thus, all information is erased. After formatting is completed, it will be impossible to recover any data on a flash drive or disk. Even such formatting allows you to find and fix bad sectors, this can increase the free space on the drive. Continue reading