what is low level format?

  david.h 17:17 24 Jun 2003

I am thinking of a reformat and have normally used format command. but on a utility disc that came with my hard drive there is a tool for a "low level format"!
Is this the same thing or is there a difference or is it something I should beware of?
any help advice please

  woodchip 17:30 24 Jun 2003

It is not received By modern Drives today and not recommended by drive Manufacturers

  woodchip 17:32 24 Jun 2003

Required not received, Will get it right one day

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