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    Default Performance Formatting tool (Rage)

    I am a new 16 GB Xporter (XT Rage) owner. I had read on the reviews on NewEgg that there is a performance formatter tool available, is that the same as the low level format utility posted in the sticky thread?

    Sorry for the noob question, I tried searching, both here and with Google, I cannot find a download link.

    Thanks
    Last edited by nycgags; 09-02-2010 at 06:52 PM.

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    Hello,

    Welcome to the forums.

    It is similar to the general low level format tool, however it is designed to work specifically with the Rage Drive.

    Here's the direct download link:

    Performance Format Optimization Tool

    Edit: Sticky'd this thread in case anyone else is wondering...

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    What exactly does this formatting tool do?
    People not using FAT32 or Windows probably want to know.

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    It acts as a factory format and revert the drive back to FAT.

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    Hello,

    I have just recieved my Rage 64G, and i have two questions.

    1. Do I need to use the (Performance Formatting tool) now before using the drive?
    2. If I convert to NTFS , how much performance I am going to lose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drxxx View Post
    Hello,

    I have just recieved my Rage 64G, and i have two questions.

    1. Do I need to use the (Performance Formatting tool) now before using the drive?
    2. If I convert to NTFS , how much performance I am going to lose?
    Hello,

    To answer your questions:

    1) Unless you're getting something like writes 17-18MB/s then no, you do not. The tool is pretty much a low level format which you shouldn't use too often. It'll factory restore the drive, but excessive use is not recommended.

    2) The drive is host-dependent, so it's hard to say how much performance you can lose. It could be anywhere from 1-5%.

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    Default any updates?

    is there any new updated version for the XT Rage Performance Formatting Tool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PATRIOTXT View Post
    is there any new updated version for the XT Rage Performance Formatting Tool?
    No, there has only been one version. Is there a reason why you're looking for a different/updated version?

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    When I run it, it gives an error "Device Info block is corrupt".

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    Quote Originally Posted by PATRIOTXT View Post
    When I run it, it gives an error "Device Info block is corrupt".
    Were you experiencing any issues with your drive?

    If the blocks are corrupt we would recommend opening up a warranty case for the drive...

    Based on what you're describing, we would recommend a replacement under warranty. To Initiate an RMA or items relating to warranty, please visit this link here and under ‘troubleshooting’ select your product from the dropdown box and fill out the info (look at the bottom for ‘start a technical case’):
    http://www.patriotmemory.com/support/techSupportp.jsp

    (This link will get your name and contact info into our Support/RMA Portal database. You will then be given a user id and password where you can make replies to your Support/RMA case. Please make a note that you already spoke to a rep regarding your issue. Furthermore afterwards, feel free to login to reply or simply await for the case to be escalated to RMA with further instructions. To escalate the case to rma, please indicate that you’ve spoken to a rep already).

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