format a usb key enough xp?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    i have a question
    i have several kingston datatraveler

    is safe to format with xp , or is better use some utility?

    thanks
     
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  2. markymoo

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  3. HAN

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    Depends on the flash drive maker. Most say to use the PC's format command. A few have their own special application. I would check Kington's website for that model drive...
     
  4. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    I just use the built in xp format option. I have like 10 usb flashdrives and haven't had any problems using this method.
     
  5. L815

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    I've heard the HP tool to be a favor amongst users and Pendrivelinux users. Though I have no idea how 'reliable' it is for security reasons.

    The built in one with windows seems fine. Just run it over a bunch of times and don't use the 'quick' format option.
     
  6. mantra

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    the xp format could erase a boot usb key?
     
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