SDFormatter 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 Once it's over, you are greeted by a seemingly outdated interface made from a small window with a plain look that's easy to navigate.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 SDFormatter 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.
Evaluation and conclusion
The software program worked smoothly in our tests, without triggering the operating system to hang, crash or prompt error messages. It carried out formatting jobs swiftly while remaining light on system resources consumption.
Although it doesn't integrate richer options and configuration options, SDFormatter offers a straightforward and intuitive method for formatting SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards, and it can be handled with ease by anyone.