According to a post on the Veracrypt forum, it is recommended that new hard drives are fully formatted. It does not appear to make a distinction between internal and/or external hard drives or USB drives.
Assuming this is the recommended approach, what are the benefits and/or risks of a full format versus a quick format?
For example, does a fully formatted hard drive reduce information leakage? If yes, how?
The scenario is that no sensitive data has been stored on the drive before.
Are there scenarios in which a quick format is acceptable? If yes, what would these be?
For example, is it acceptable to quick format a hard drive that has been previously encrypted? If yes, why? If no, why?