WD FAT32 Formatter

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A simple but powerful tool used to format Western Digital USB or WireFire hard disk drive and bring them to factory configurations

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Restoring a hard drive to its original state can be quite a daunting job, especially if it has changed hands several times before coming into your possession. In case the unit in question happens to be an external Western Digital HDD, you might be lucky enough to come across a utility called WD FAT32 Formatter.

Only dedicated to a specific series of disk drives

This rather lightweight application is especially designed to restore the original FAT32 partition that the hard drive came out of the factory with. On the list of supported devices are WD800, WD1200, WD1600, WD2000, WD2500, WD3200, WD4000, WD7500 and WD10000.

For other types of device it might not function properly, so it's advisable to avoid using it unless your HDD is one of the models cited above. Also, you should note that the program recognizes SCSI, IDE and SATA hard drives.

Easilly accommodate with its features

Working with WD FAT32 Formatter is a really easy job, so even less experienced users should have no problems in operating it. As soon as the unit is detected and depending on its type, you will have at your disposal several options for the recovery.

Thus, you will be able to return the disk to the factory state, with the original FAT32 partition. Also, you can choose to restore the Western Digital disk icon and even give the volume a custom name (label).

Included in the package as well, you will find a utility that is able to clean from your system folders the BIN files used for restoring the HDD partition.

In conclusion

All things considered, if you need to quickly repair a Western Digital hard drive by formatting it so it returns to the original state, you are surely going to need WD FAT32 Formatter. Just check the compatibility list and choose the task you want to carry out. It is as simple as that!

WD FAT32 Formatter was reviewed by Olivian Puha
Last updated on July 18th, 2014
WD FAT32 Formatter - This is the main window of WD FAT32 Formatter that allows you to easily select the external drive and restore option.