GFormat v1.0

Type: System
Category: Utilities
Shared by: AirplaneHome
On: 2023-05-03 10:24:37
Updated by: OxYGeN
On: 2023-09-02 11:28:01
Other contributors: that-ben
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  • GFormat Control Presentation 
  • GFormat Example Volume List 
  • GFormat Format Scheme List 

What is GFormat v1.0?

GFormat is a very clean and elegant storage device formatting utility which provides clear selection of the device to be initialized, including all devices on all SCSI and SATA on PCI buses, clear selection of HFS, HFS+, or DOS format scheme options, and six allocation block size options from 512 to 16,384 bytes.  It's extremely straightforward and performs swiftly, flawlessly, and reliably in my experience.  It's a terrific utility which I've found critical to BlueSCSI media preparation because it provides clear control of format scheme options.

I don't know how refined the drivers it installs are compared to others, but I've experienced no problems with them.  However I nearly always replace them with Hard Disk Toolkit drivers simply because I know more about them and respect them, so I have very little use experience with GFormat drivers.

If the community finds GFormat useful, let's welcome and respect any response from the author seeking support with team spirited hearts of goodwill.

I'm not yet certain of the lower and upper OS boundaries, but know it's fully functional with Mac OS 9.1.  And I think, but am not yet certain, that it supports both 68K and PPC classic systems.  I'll update such information when able.

- Airplanehome


Note:  This application was made by Allen Gainsford and he has granted distribution on the repository. 

MR Member Airplanehome used this application and made a page which explains where and how to use it, you can find that here. In that article the applicatio proved to be useful when you want to initalize one image. For two or more images use FWB Hard Disk Toolkit which you can find one here.

- OxYGeN

Download GFormat v1.0 for Mac

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GFormat, an elegant storage device formatter / compressed w/ Stuffit
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68K + PPC (FAT)

System Requirements

From Mac OS 6.0 up to Mac OS 9.5

Compatibility notes

Emulating this? It could probably run under: SheepShaver

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