It is the procedure of cleaning all the data from the storage drive called formatting. Formatting a disk involves the trying the disk and writing a new file system onto the disk. This enables the computer to read the disk’s index structure, which explain the way files and folders are prearranged on the disk. So be carefully while using formatting option otherwise all the resides data on the disk will be lost and to retrieve your files using a disk utility such as Norton Disk Doctor or DiskWarrior.
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The hard disk was invented on September 13, 1956 by IBM team led by Rey Johnson (considered as “father” of the disk drive). Earlier hard disk drives were large and cumbersome devices.