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How to reformat a Sata drive?????

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Repkodan, Jun 5, 2019.

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  1. Repkodan

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    How do I reformat a SATA drive????
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Hi Repkodan, and welcome to TSG.

    The exact method would depend on the operating system running on the computer and if it is the system boot drive or a secondary or external drive. If it is not the boot drive, and you are running a recent version of Windows, you should be able to right click on it in Windows Explorer and choose "Format" from the menu.
     
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    Just make sure you are on the right one when you do that.
     
  4. cwwozniak

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    If you are reformatting a SATA hard drive for security reasons, simple formatting will not remove most of the data that is saved on the drive. It could still be recovered with suitable software. You would need to do a secure wipe of the drive and then format it to make it next to impossible to recover the data.
     
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