HDD Low Level Format Tool is a program that allows formatting USB drives and hard drives at low level , recommended in extreme cases in which it could not be recovered using other alternatives. The application, besides eliminating all the data, eliminates partitions, MBR, etc., leaving the disk as it came from the factory. Then it can be given a high level format from Windows.
In case the disk has errors and you get errors when trying to format it at high level, or in case you do not want to leave recoverable files, this tool is useful, but remember that you will NOT be able to recover any files after formatting to low Level .
Supports S-ATA (SATA), IDE (E-IDE), SCSI, USB portable memory, USB, Flash and Firewire cards; Of various brands: Western Digital, Samsung, Hitachi, Seagate, Toshiba, Fujitsu, IBM, Quantum and Maxtor, among others.
After running the program, and once the HDD Low Level Format Tool detects the connected units, select the drive to format and check the "Low level format."
HDD Low Level Format Tool 4.25 is the latest version available (updated December 2011), which is free (for personal use) with some limitations regarding the licensed version (for example, it operates at a maximum speed of 50 MB / S).
Works on Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit), Vista, XP, 2003 and 2000.