What are the best Software to format a hard drive?

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    #1AOMEI Partition Assistant

    AOMEI Partition Assistant
    AOMEI Partition Assistant is an easy to use hard disk partition manager software to resize, move, merge, copy partitions, migrate OS, convert MBR/GPT disk without data loss. You can format your hard drives in the format of your choice.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Eugene Owens
    Written on April 19, 2017
    "People are still partitioning disk drives after all these years. Now the problem stated here is "format a hard drive." Formatting is easy, and to some techies has a very specific defition. The solution offered here if overkill for "merely formatting," and has some freeware bait, and some more powerful features that you might pay for if you have servers or multiple PCs at home. Still, I'm looking to the free parted Linix LiveCD's that have been doing this kind of thing for free for years, and is constantly updated. It might be all the solution you need, even for partitioning (parted = partition editor). "
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    #2DiskWipe

    DiskWipe
    DiskWIpe is a free and portable Windows app that is created for permanent data destruction on your hard drives. You can erase all disk data preventing the recovery of those data. You can format the hard drive with a regular format system, but Disk Wipe also provides you with powerful algorithms that will completely erase your data.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Francisco Salgado
    Written on April 13, 2017
    "DiskWipe has been my go to utility for cleaning and scrubbing all and any drives that have sensitive data. Do not be a victim of stolen data and clean your drives before disposing them."
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    #3HDD LLF

    HDD LLF

    This HDD Low-Level Format tool can erase and Low-Level Format a SATA, IDE, SAS, SCSI or SSD hard disk drive. You can use it to work and erase with any USB and FIREWIRE external drive enclosures as well as SD, MMC, MemoryStick and CompactFlash media.


    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Paul Perry
    Written on May 20, 2017
    "As part of my job, I had to completely erase all the data on a Flash drive after I was done with it. We're taught in our training that formatting the drive through Windows isn't always 100% effective in removing files. The actual data is still on the disk. Although it's not typically accessible, there are recovery programs out there that potential thieves could use to recover this data. I work with confidential data, so it's paramount that we get rid of anything we no longer need ASAP. The program formatted the drive in seconds, and I could start my next project right away without worrying about whether or not the client's data was secure."
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    #4Paragon Partition Manager

    Paragon Partition Manager
    Paragon Partition Manager is a software that allows you to manage, organise, format and control, your hard drives and the data stored in them. You can create partitions and gain more space, simplify your backups, and install operating systems in your formatted drives.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Mildred Wagner
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "It one drive not drives. I would say software allows you to organised by formatting sections to store backup . The description might be misleading to run a dual boot machine . To restore or create image copy."
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    #5KillDisk

    KillDisk

    KillDIsk is a tool that allows you to wipe all data on hard disks, USB drives and floppy disks completely, And it's completely, so you won't be able to recover any data erased by KillDisk. But it also has other tools like FDISK, FORMAT utilities, or DELETE for standard erasing files.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Joshua Owens
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I cannot tell if this is the software that I need for my needs. I need software that will format my external hard disks for various formats, and I cannot tell if this software can do that for me without using my motherboard's internal software. "

Summary

Best What are the best Software to format a hard drive
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AOMEI Partition AssistantSoftware 15 Free
2DiskWipeSoftware 6 Free
3HDD LLFSoftware 5 Free
4Paragon Partition ManagerSoftware 4 Free
5KillDiskSoftware 1 Free
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