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UDF Formatter Tests

Note  This content applies to the Windows Logo Kit (WLK). For the latest information using the new Windows Hardware Certification Kit (HCK), see Windows HCK User's Guide on the Windows Hardware Dev Center.

Type: Manual Test


The UDF Formatter Tests are used to verify that a device can format all of its supported media types as a UDF volume.


The UDF Formatter tests scans the machine for optical drives. For each drive that it encounters, the test queries the drive about what media types it supports.

For each media type that the formatter tests support, it kicks of a formatter test pass. This test pass is a multi-phase process that typically includes the following steps:

  1. Format the media.

  2. Write some data to it.

  3. Eject and reload the media.

  4. Write some more data to the media.

  5. Format a second time.

  6. Write more data to it.

There are several verification passes during this process to ensure there is no data loss or corruption. The UDF Formatter Tests currently only test CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM media. Dual layer, Double layer, Blu-ray, and HD DVD media are not covered.

Run Time:
Log File: Can be specified with the /log command line parameter
System Restart Required: No
Test Category:
Supported operating systems for Logo or Signature testing:
  • Windows 7

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Vista



Software Requirements

The test tool requires the following software:

  • Supported operating system (see list above)

  • Software components included with the device that is being tested

Hardware Requirements

The test tool requires the following hardware:

  • Device to be tested

  • Computer that meets the minimum software requirements

  • Windows keyboard

  • Two-button pointing device

  • Color display monitor capable of at least 1024 by 768 resolution, 32-bits per pixel, 60 Hz

  • Hard drive with a minimum of 20 GB available on partition C:


The test tool runs on the following processor architectures:

  • x86

  • x64

  • Itanium

Running UDF Formatter Tests

To run this test manually, do the following:

Before starting the tests, load the correct media into the drive.

Run UDFFormatTest.exe X: (assuming X: is the drive letter of the device that you are testing).

Run UDFFormatTest.exe without any arguments to show more command-line options.



Build date: 9/14/2012

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