What happens if you format a SD card?
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SPlatten SPlatten 1 1 silver badge 10 10 bronze badges. Cool, glad you got it figured out. Normally formatting an SD card doesn't require much time, though if you want apply security options to the format, the process may extend. Within the Disk Utility, you can format your SD card by clicking it in the left-hand pane and then clicking the "Erase" tab. Within the "Format" menu, you can select a specific format, which controls how data is stored on the card.
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Then you can type in a name in the "Name" text box if you would like to rename the disk. When you click the "Erase" button, the formatting begins. You can also set up the Disk Utility format process to thoroughly remove data by clicking "Security Options" before you begin the format. Depending on the size of the SD card, formatting it with one of these security options available could require up to several hours. Normally you do not need to perform any of these because a basic format should be acceptable unless you must ensure the data is irrecoverable.
A lover of technology in all forms, Matt Skaggs began writing professionally in , specializing in Windows computers and Android devices. The final step will erase the entire contents of the SD card. Be sure you have the correct drive selected and that any required data from the SD card is backed up before proceeding.
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