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· Supported interfaces: S-ATA (SATA), IDE (E-IDE), SCSI, SAS, USB, FIREWIRE
· Big drives (LBA-48) are supported
· Supported Manufacturers: Maxtor, Hitachi, Seagate, Samsung, Toshiba, Fujitsu, IBM, Quantum, Western Digital, and almost any other not listed here
· The program also supports low-level formatting of FLASH cards (SD, MMC, MemoryStick and CompactFlash) using a card-reader
Free for personal/home use (speed is capped at 180 GB per hour which is 50 MB/s)
This HDD Low Level Format utility is free for home use. It can erase and Low-Level Format a SATA, IDE, SAS, SCSI or SSD hard disk drive. Will also work with any USB and FIREWIRE external drive enclosures as well as SD, MMC, MemoryStick and CompactFlash media.
Great warning message:
WARNING: After running this low level format tool, the whole disk surface will be erased.
Data restoration is impossible after using this utility!
Note: forgive me if I don't test this for portability!