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Format SD cards for best performance

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How to format SD cards for best performance? The most common memory card is the SD card. Many format them with their build in format utility in Mac OS X or Windows. But thats not the optimal way, according to SD Card Association (SDA).

Thats whay they have released the SD Formatter 4.0 for SD/SDHC/SDXC. You can improve and prolong the life of your card by using this software.

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.

SD Interface Devices

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

Always confirm that the device is compatible with the SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card before formatting.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][cq_vc_cqbutton buttonlabel=”Download SD Formatter 4.0″ icon=”download” iconposition=”left” animationstyle=”animatetype-1″ icontop=”-9px” iconleft=”-9px” iconbuttoncolor=”cqbtn-1″ link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sdcard.org%2Fdownloads%2Fformatter_4%2Findex.html||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][cq_vc_cqbutton buttonlabel=”Download SD Formatter 4.0″ icon=”download” iconposition=”left” animationstyle=”animatetype-1″ icontop=”-9px” iconleft=”-9px” iconbuttoncolor=”cqbtn-1″ link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sdcard.org%2Fdownloads%2Fformatter_4%2Findex.html||target:%20_blank”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]You can download it here and format SD cards for best performance. 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