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Solved Writing zeros should remove drive label - right?


#1
Hey everyone. I couldn't find an area that matched up to my question exactly - perhaps I should have posted in off-topic?

This doesn't apply to Windows 8 specifically, but I have a question regarding writing zeros. I used the most recent WD-Diag utility to write zeros to a drive. (I did choose the extended erase, not quick erase.) Not only is the label of the drive still there, it still appears to be "formatted", as in it's still a usable drive in Windows. This doesn't sound right to me. Back in my tech days, I remember writing zeros to drives and afterwards they had to be re-partitioned and reformatted before use. Am I dreaming this, or did WD-Diag not do what it was supposed to do? Did something change over the years? Thanks in advance.
 

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#2
Never mind. You don't even want to know what I was looking at. MAJOR brain fart. Carry on.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 / Linux Mint 17.2 / OS X
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel i5 4660 3.2
    Motherboard
    Asus H97I-PLUS
    Memory
    8GB