I post too Much on Here!!
- Jul 21, 2010
Because ‘low level’ formats down to a lower level of the drive hierarchy. Same reason the highest level of system access is root level, the top level of a folder hierarchy is the root directory, etc.
Why a low level format?
Never mind. I just did a quick search and learned something. I always thought "low level" meant it was less of a format than normal formatting and I now see that "low level" is actually a more thorough formatting that erases everything on the card. Learn something new all the time. Seems strange though why "low" is more than standard.