Portable SD Memory Card Formatter v5.0.2
The SD Memory Card Formatter formats SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SDXC Memory Card (respectively SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards) complying with the SD File System Specification created by the SD Association (SDA).
It is strongly recommended to use the SD Memory Card Formatter to format SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards rather than using formatting tools provided with individual operating systems. In general, formatting tools provided with operating systems can format various storage media including SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards, but it may not be optimized for SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards and it may result in lower performance.
SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards have a “Protected Area” for SD Card security purposes. The SD Memory Card Formatter does not format the protected area in the SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards. The protected area shall be formatted by an appropriate PC application or SD host devices that provide SD security function.
The SD Memory Card Formatter doesn’t support SD/SDHC/SDXC Card encrypted by the “BitLocker To Go” functionality of Windows. Please format the SD/SDHC/SDXC Card after it has been unlocked.
SD Memory Card Formatter is an easy-to-use program designed to help you format SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. Although it supports other types of removable storage units too, such as pen drives or external hard disks, the developer doesn’t recommend to use the application on any other kinds of devices than the ones it’s intended for.
Simple setup and interface
Installing this utility is a fast task which shouldn’t give you any trouble. Once it’s over, you are greeted by a seemingly outdated interface made from a small window with a plain look that’s easy to navigate.
After an SD memory card is connected to the computer, you can view its current size and volume label, edit the label, as well as select the format type between quick and full.
Seamlessly configure format settings
In full mode, the tool can erase all existing data before proceeding with the formatting operation, or skip this step to overwrite the device. What’s more, it can be asked to automatically adjust the format size but this option is not mandatory.
These settings can be reviewed before initializing the formatting procedure, in order to make any adjustments if necessary. The entire task doesn’t take long, and SD Card Formatter shows a dialog box on completion with the volume information regarding the filesystem, total space, and cluster size. Apart from the fact that you can refresh the drives identified by the app in the drop-down menu, there are no other notable options available.