I got my 300GB back from Seagate and now have to install all my games again. Last time I used WinHIIP 1.7.6 to install everything, but never attempted to remove any games, since I knew there were/are issues with handling free space, etc. In this post, Vegeta says that "WinHIIP doesn't properly use fragmented space", but HDL_Dump does. I've always used WinHIIP, but am now interested in HDL_Dump if it's more stable. When testing out HDL_Dump, there is a way to format the drive and prepare it for HDLoader, but it's a "quick-and-dirty prepare HDD for HD Loader" method. It took only a second to run this command, so I assume it's just doing a quick format? I was thinking of using WinHIIP to do a full format, and then use HDL_Dump to install and manage all my games, but isn't there a compatibility issue between these two programs, meaning if you use one, you shouldn't use the other one, or is that only regarding installing/removing games after the HDD has been formatted?
Also does this "quick-and-dirty prepare HDD for HD Loader" method in HDL_Dump create all the default partitions at the default sizes?
EDIT: After testing on my 20GB, I found that HDL_Dump will remove all partitions and create partition __mbr (128MB) using the command 'hdl_dump initialize hdd3:' (note hdd3: is my 20GB), but still looking for an answer on my other questions above, anyone?