Quick formatting doesnt erase all the data on the hard disk, it just allows new data to be written over the old. :::NOTE::: That doesn't mean that you can access the data after a quick format. (BTW, it is quick!)
The long format...
Hey whackamac, we need that mx800 bios! My mr9800 hit 500 GPU and 412 Mem stable OC and it would be even more insane with more pipes!
Maybe some corporate espionage or l33t hAx0r moves are in order?