SD Memory Card Formatter for Linux ver.1.0.2 for SD/SDHC/SDXC

The SD Memory Card Formatter formats SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SDXC Memory Card (respectively SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards) complying with the SD File System Specification created by the SD Association (SDA).

It is strongly recommended to use the SD Memory Card Formatter to format SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards rather than using formatting tools provided with individual operating systems. In general, formatting tools provided with operating systems can format various storage media including SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards, but it may not be optimized for SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards and it may result in lower performance.

SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards have a “Protected Area” for SD Card security purposes. The SD Memory Card Formatter does not format the protected area in the SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards. The protected area shall be formatted by an appropriate PC application or SD host devices that provide SD security function.

The SD Memory Card Formatter doesn’t support SD/SDHC/SDXC Card encrypted by the “BitLocker To Go” functionality of Windows. Please format the SD/SDHC/SDXC Card after it has been unlocked.

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

Operation SystemSD/SDHC/SDXC
DebianDebian 10, x86_64
Debian 11, x86_64
Debian 11, ARM64
UbuntuUbuntu 20.04, x86_64
Raspberry Pi OS 64-bitRaspberry Pi OS, ARM64 2022-04-07
FedoraFedora 35, x86_64
Fedora 35, ARM64
Arch LinuxArch Linux, 2022.06.06 (5.17)

SD Interface Devices

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

  • SD Card slot on PC
  • USB SD Card reader for USB2.0, USB3.0, USB3.1 & USB-C

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

SD Memory Card Formatter Download for Linux

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User’s Manual of SD Memory Card Formatter for Linux