Reason for formatting blank disks

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by antipodes, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. antipodes

    antipodes Well-Known Member

    I note that the thread about the purchase of the original Mitsubishi Verbatim mention of formatting Blank discs as a person of little knowledge of this procedure. Could someone explain the benefits of this process is it the same as defraggling?
     
  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    It's the same as with harddrives in the old days. They didn't come formatted either. Just the same the rewriteable discs need to be formatted to determine the actual disc capacity. Defragmenting is something completely different. Defragmenting is rejoining a file that's split up into multiple smaller ones, back into 1 file
     
  3. Tourist

    Tourist Well-Known Member

    It's not split into multiple smaller files but -as the name suggests- fragments ;)
     
  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    smaller "parts" of the same file, details. They're not individual files, just "parts" for the hdd itself not the os
     
  5. antipodes

    antipodes Well-Known Member

    Thanks Ch3vrOn I get it