Alkonost MaxFormat 3.00 Description:
Alkonost MaxFormat enables you to format floppy disks to maximum capacity with maximum efficiency.
MaxFormat can format floppies to the current standard formats for 3.5 inch disks of 1.4MB and 720K, 5.25 inch disks of 1.2MB and 360K, plus additional non-standard formats: 1.72MB and 1.68MB DMF (3.5 inch disks) and 1.5MB (5.25 inch disks). The DMF (1.68MB) format is often used for distribution floppies under Windows 95/98/Me and Windows NT/2000.
MaxFormat determines the type and number of floppy drives on your system and provides very fast formatting with the optimal sectors interleave to increase reading/writing speeds. You can create diskettes that are quicker than the diskettes formatted by Windows explorer! In addition to formatting floppies, MaxFormat can also duplicate diskettes with standard and non-standard formats, create the exact "track by track" diskette images, verify, make bootable under Windows 95/98/Me (even with DMF formats!), clear disks, format only when needed and copy files and whole directories to the diskette automatically after formatting.
Non-standard formats provide you with extra storage space. The additional disk space is often enough to allow you to squeeze marginal files onto standard floppy disks and save you the trouble of fragmenting the file or compressing it. MaxFormat is ideal for those times when just a few extra kilobytes can make a difference! However, MaxFormat is also useful for normal formatting operations, as it offers a number of unique features to make working with your diskettes more convenient and effective.