Definition of Low-level formatting

1. Noun. (computer science) the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position.

Exact synonyms: Initialisation, Initialization
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Data Format, Data Formatting, Format, Formatting
Derivative terms: Initialise, Initialize, Initialize



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low-level formatting (current term)
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Literary usage of Low-level formatting

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1. Defend Your Data!: Guide to Data Recovery by David J. Stang (1991)
"Logical (High-Level) Formatting We noted previously that low-level formatting writes sector information to the disk surface of a hard disk and all ..."

2. The Information Universe: Issues in Informing Science and Information by Informing Science Institute, Eli Cohen, Ed. (2006)
"... while understanding the low-level formatting of hard disks was rated 4.47. This pattern is relatively consistent throughout the survey data, ..."

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