Western Digital provides software utilities that can erase all the data on a hard drive. Writing zeros to a drive is recommended any time an operating system is to be reinstalled on a boot drive or whenever a blank drive is desired.
All of the methods described below can be performed on a PC, but some are not available to be used on Mac OSX. In order to low level format a hard drive on a Mac, please contact Apple for assistance.
Select the desired method to perform a low level format to the drive:
Please select the desired method to be displayed from the table above in order to invoke its contents.
If the hard drive includes a Western Digital Virtual CD-Rom (VCD) drive, this partition will not be removed by performing a low-level format on the drive.
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