New USB2.0 Flash Drive-Wiping Necessary?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by TheKid7, Sep 14, 2010.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I just received a "New" 8 GB USB2.0 Flash Drive. I decided to "wipe" the new Flash Drive to feel comfortable that it is "Malware Free". Am I being too "Paranoid"?

    I used BootITNG 1.87: Delete Partition, Clear Boot Sector, Wipe Partition. The wipe process took about 12 minutes.

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. HAN

    HAN Registered Member

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    Maybe ;) But it certainly did no harm either... :)
     
  3. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    Always format new drives.
     
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