SD Formatter 4.0 for SD/SDHC & SDXC


This software formats all SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards and SDXC memory cards. SD Formatter provides quick and easy access to the full capabilities of your SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

The SD Formatter was created specifically for memory cards using the SD/SDHC/SDXC standards. It is strongly recommended to use the SD Formatter instead of formatting utilities provided with operating systems that format various types of storage media. Using generic formatting utilities may result in less than optimal performance for your memory cards.


The SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards have a "Protected Area" on the card for the SD standard's security function. The SD Formatter does not format the "Protected Area". Please use appropriate application software or SD-compatible device that provides SD security function to format the "Protected Area" in the memory card.

System Requirements
SD/SDHC
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP

SDXC
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows Vista (SP1 or later)
Windows XP (SP2 or later) with the exFAT file system update

SD/SDHC
Mac OS X(v10.8 Mountain Lion)
Mac OS X(v10.7 Lion)
Mac OS X(v10.6 Snow Leopard)
Mac OS X(v10.5 Leopard for Intel Mac)

SDXC
Mac OS X (v10.7 Lion)
Mac OS X (v10.6.5 Snow Leopard or later) with the exFAT file system update
Note: SDXC memory cards inserted in the direct SD slot on a computer may require the installation of an SDXC driver.

Note: SDXC memory cards inserted in the direct SD slot on a computer may require the installation of an SDXC driver.

If an SDXC memory card is used through the direct SD slot of a computer without SDXC driver installation, the card may not be recognized correctly and a 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, making it incompatible with SDXC devices.

SD Interface Devices
The following interface devices can be used to access SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards:

  • SD slot on computer
  • USB SD reader
  • PC Card, CardBus or ExpressCard SD adapter

Always confirm that the device is compatible with the SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card before formatting.



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