What Is A Quick Format ?

Q: Whenever I have to format a drive I am presented with the option to perform a Quick Format, is there any difference between using this option and a regular format ? A: While the use of the word “quick” might seem enticing and technically reduce the over all time it takes to format a drive, I would advise against using it. A quick format means that you want to format without performing any error checking, in the case of a normal format Disk Management would perform error checking and mark any bad sectors found on the drive, thus locking them out. In the long run it’s not worth it.