Zero fill of HDD

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I have few doubts in preparing  HDD .

How many times I can use  Zero fill ,  Repartitioning, Formatting on
an IDE harddisk ?

Is there any limit for doing these operations ?

Will HDD get damaged if we overdo these ?



Re: Zero fill of HDD

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If you did it all day and night for a year you *might* have a problem but
any number of times you'd be able to do it manually is unlikely to damage


Re: Zero fill of HDD

On 21 Nov 2005 20:53:29 -0800, wrote:

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Nope, it's similar wear as if you had the drive set up to do
continual reading and writing like the video capture and
editing jobs.  It'll wear out a driver faster than if it
were just sitting there idle, but if you can't even do what
you want with a drive for fear of wearing it out, what point
was there to having it at all?

I'd have to wonder though, why you would need to do a lot of
zero filling.  Even if you had the drive dedicated to a
testbed where there was a constant need for data
replacement, zero-filling shouldn't be necessary unless
you're really, really, paranoid.

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