"Low Level Format" vs. "Format" on Canon

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RUcrAZ
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"Low Level Format" vs. "Format" on Canon
Aug 17, 2009

Hi,

To do "bulk erasing" I've been Formatting various brands of SD cards for Canons, but always wondered what does "Low Level Format" do, what are its benefits, downsides, and what additional setup steps may be needed after the Low Level Format.

(I've low-level formatted HDs for PC, but that was to start a-fresh and reinstall everything situation.)

So my question is not the esoteric one, but: What do I have to do differently after low-level Formatting, that I am not doing after simple Formatting?
Thank you
RUcrAZ
Canon A620, Canon SX10 IS

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