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Date:      Sun, 22 Jul 2012 23:23:36 +0200
From:      "Michael Ross" <gmx@ross.cx>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, "Robert Bonomi" <bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com>
Subject:   Re: fsck on FAT32 filesystem?
Message-ID:  <op.whu9pm01g7njmm@michael-think>
In-Reply-To: <201207222101.q6ML1fqO026079@mail.r-bonomi.com>
References:  <201207222101.q6ML1fqO026079@mail.r-bonomi.com>

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On Sun, 22 Jul 2012 23:01:41 +0200, Robert Bonomi  
<bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com> wrote:


> I haven't had occasion to dissect a copy of format in years, I don't know
> if it still defaults to one write attemptto every sector on the disk.



"By default in Windows Vista, the format command writes zeros to the whole  
disk when a full format is performed."

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941961/en-us


With the addition of the "passes"-switch, this seems to imply "one write  
attempt per sector", but I didn't find any explicit statement to that  
accord.





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