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Formatting with SD Formatter vs formatting with the device you're going to use it on

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Posted · Original PosterOP

The SD Memory Card Formatter from this website1 states that:


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.


What do you guys think? I recently bought a 64 GB EVO Plus and was debating on whether I should format it this "official" way or via the phone itself.


1. https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/index.html

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I don't think it makes much of a difference, if any. With cameras etc. it's usually easier to format the SD card with the device because it will automatically format with the correct filesystem. If I remember it correctly, Android will promp you to format the new SD anyways when you insert it.

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