This software formats all SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards and SDXC memory cards that comply with the SD File System Specification. SD Formatter provides quick and easy access to your SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
The SD Formatter was created specifically for SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards. It is strongly recommended to use the SD Formatter instead of formatting utilities provided with operating systems which format various types of storage media. These generic utilities may result in less than optimal performance for SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards.
The SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards have a "Protected Area" on the card for the SD security function. The SD Formatter does not format the "Protected Area". Please use appropriate application software or SD host device which provides SD security function to format the "Protected Area" in the card.
1. For SD/SDHC Cards
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
2. For SDXC Card
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista (SP1 or later)
- Windows XP (SP2 or later) with the exFAT file system update (KB955704).
Note: SDXC memory cards in the SD slot on a PC may require installation of an SDXC driver.
In case that SDXC memory card is used through direct SD slot of a PC without SDXC driver installation, the card may not be recognized correctly and message to prompt formatting may appear. In this case, do not format the SDXC memory card. It may erase the data on the SDXC memory card and format the card for a different file system that will no longer work with SDXC host products.
SD Interface Devices
The following interface devices to access SD/SDHC/SDXC Card are available:
- SD slot on PC
- USB SD reader
- PC Card, CardBus or ExpressCard SD adapter
Please confirm that the SD interface device is compatible with the SD, SDHC or SDXC Card before formatting.