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i have noticed that disk tools will not perform a low level format on some ATA disks. is there a 3rd party app which would perform this task? (and also provide additional info such as bad sectors)
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by:hikster
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You should try FWB Hard Disk Toolkit. This application can format just about any drive that can fit in your mac. It also will do bad block error checking and remapping.

I hope this helps,
Hikster
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by:aesop
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do u know where i could get a copy to try it out?
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You can try their web site.

http://www.fwb.com/

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by:aesop
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fair enough hikster but $130 for a product i have not tried is a bit o.t.t.
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by:aesop
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ok i intend to use this app at work and they wont shell out on an untested product. im not willing to purchase it (i dont own a mac) so does anyone no of a shareware or freeware app? even a time limeted version would do, as it will be purchased when its proved its worth.
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tavimuni earned 150 total points
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Are you tried silverlining Lite?
Its free and works fine. Here is the adress: http://www.lacie.com/scripts/support/updaters.cfm
If you can't download it I can dent you a copy.
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by:aesop
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thanks i'll give it a try then get back to u
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by:aesop
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tavimuni,the url u supplied only points to an updater could u please send a copy to:
allan@williamsonfam.freeserve.co.uk

and the points r yours
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by:tavimuni
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okay.
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Tank's aesop... see you
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