The SD Memory Card Formatter formats SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card (respectively SD/SDHC/SDXC cards) complying with the SD File System Specification.
It is recommended to use the SD Memory Card Formatter to format SD/SDHC/SDXC cards rather than using formatting tools provided with individual OSs. In general, formatting tools provided with OSs 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. Format the SD/SDHC/SDXC card after it has been unlocked.
|Windows||Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Windows 8 (32/64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)
Windows 10 Version 1511 (32/64-bit)
Windows 10 Version 1607 (32/64-bit)
Windows 10 Version 1703 (32/64-bit)
Windows 10 Version 1709 (32/64-bit)
Windows 10 Version 1803 (32/64-bit)
|Mac||Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
macOS 10.12 Sierra
macOS 10.13 High Sierra
Notice: Administrator rights is required for Windows and Mac OS/macOS to execute SD Memory Card Formatter.
SD interface devices
The following interface devices can be used to access SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards:
- SD card slot on PC
- USB SD card reader for USB2.0, USB3.0, USB3.1 and USB-C
Always confirm that the device is compatible with the SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card before formatting.
User's manual (english version) of SD Memory Card Formatter for Windows or Mac