1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 7, 2012 12:15 PM by BDAqua
James Routledge 66 Level 1 (0 points)

I cannot manage to format a newly purchased 32GB scandisk SDHC card. The IMAC recognises and starts Disk Utility. Where i have several format choices.I have also tried my Windows 7 laptops but have the same problem.


Any advice?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5), nope
  • BDAqua Level 10 (121,630 points)

    Hi James,


    I wonder if the SanDisk has it's own formatter like Lexar does, or if this works on all...

    SD Formatter 3.1 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.