How to format a hard drive on Windows
There are plenty of reasons to format a hard drive—we're not here to ask questions. We know what it's like to clean up an old PC or prepare an SD card for a new Raspberry Pi project.
Today we’re looking at the two best ways to format a hard drive on Windows. This process works for hard drives, external drives, and even flash drives. First things first, make sure the drive you want to format is connected to your computer!
Note: This will wipe all of the data on the drive you format. Be sure to back up anything critical before formatting the drive! (These steps will not work to format your Mac.)