Which of these is true about high-level formatting?
A) A drive cannot be used again after a high-level format
B) The high-level formatting process is always done at the factory
C) All data is securely deleted after a high-level format
D) A high-level format can be performed by the operating system
E) WiFi on a plane is the easiest way to high-level format
The answer: D) A high-level format can be performed by the operating system
A high-level format is almost always done by the operating system, and it’s designed to initialize the drive or partition for use by the OS.
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