SD Association (SDA) is a body of several SD card manufacturers whose aim is to set standards aimed to enhance performance and compatibility of SD cards between its members. This program can format different types of SD storage devices such as SDHC and SDXC in a form that is approved by this organism.
Although Windows, Android, Mac and other systems have their own formatting system, the SDA informs us that it may not be the best to format these SD devices, given their unique characteristics. Thus, the organism offers a free formatter specially designed for these devices. The SDA claims that the process used by this program can enhance the performance and compatibility of the SD devices.
It works in a manner that is very akin to Windows format system. The program will detect automatically the SD device connected to your PC.It is important to note that you don't need to uninstall the SD card from the device you are using with (smartphone, camera, MP3 player), since the program will detect and format only the card, leaving the rest of the files of the device intact. You can choose to quick format it or to perform a complete overwrite. Also, you can assign a new label to the card. The quick format process takes a very short time (mere seconds in the case of a 16 Gb mini SD card), while the complete overwrite took almost one hour using the same card.
In sum, if you want to have a free program to format your SD cards that are approved and designed by the main SD card manufacturers in the world, then you may want to try this one.
- The program is approved by the main SD cards manufacturers in the world
- It works fast
- It is free to download and use
- The only disadvantage I could find is that the interface is rather simple, but this does not affect the program's performance