Is there an End User License Agreement (EULA)?

When downloading SD Memory Card Formatter for Linux from SDA Download site, the EULA will be shown on the screen. The EULA is the SD Memory Card Formatter software license agreement between SDA and you. You must accept the EULA to install and use the Formatter.

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What is the SD Memory Card Formatter Version Check?

If your Linux PC is connecting to Internet, when you run the SD Memory Card Formatter on your Linux PC with –update-check option, it will check for the latest version of the Formatter in the SDA website. If your Formatter is not the latest version, the Formatter will ask you to upgrade by downloading the latest version from the SDA website.

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How many characters can be entered into the volume label field?

You can enter 11 ASCII characters or 5 characters in Japanese double-byte character. On Linux, in order to use Japanese characters, please use –code-page 932

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What is the difference between Quick and Overwrite format methods?

Quick format deletes all the file/directory entries by initializing file system parameters of the card, but it does not delete the data written in files. Overwrite format deletes file/directory entries by initializing file system parameters of the card (same as with Quick format), and erases all data by overwriting the user data area completely. The Overwrite format takes more time to complete than the Quick format method.

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What types of adapter are supported by the SD Memory Card Formatter?

The following SD interface devices are available to access SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards:

  • SD memory card slot on Windows PC, Mac or Linux
  • USB2.0, USB3.0, USB3.1, USB-C SD Memory card reader connecting to Windows PC, Mac or Linux

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What Operating Systems are supported?

Our Formatter tool can only be executed on systems running Windows and Mac OS X/ macOS versions and Linux operating systems. Cards formatted by the SDA’s SD Memory Card Formatter can be used on devices running other operating systems such as Linux, Android and across other CE offerings. Just note the actual card formatting process must take place on either a Windows, Mac OS or Linux-based system in order to format your media for peak performance.

Supported OS List for Linux download site

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)

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