As you know, SD card is a new type of storage devices based on semiconductor flash memory device. Due to its advantages, such as small size and fast transferring speed, it is widely used on the portable devices, including digital cameras, personal digital assistants (PDA), multimedia players and so on. Usually, the capacity of SD card can be from 256MB to 2TB. In file system, all USB flash drives and memory sticks adopt FAT32 by default to get the better compatibility.
However, during the process of using an SD card, you will find FAT32 file system is not able to meet your needs. If you need to store large files or folders to your SD card partition, you probably fail to do this operation. Do you know what the reason is? As a matter of fact, it is because of the limitation of FAT32 – it doesn’t support the file larger than 4GB. Therefore, in this case, to format SD card to NTFS should be a choice.
In general, there are three ways to help to format SD card, such as use Disk Management, Windows Explorer and a piece of third-party software. Read on, please.
In Windows, right click “My Computer” or “This PC” icon on the desktop, and select “Manage”. Under “Storage” tab, click “Disk Management”. Then you will find your SD card shows as removable disk. Here right click the partition you need to format, select “Format” feature to format to NTFS.
In addition, you can also format SD card via Windows Explorer. Right click the target partition, and then select “Format”. Then choose NTFS from “File System” list. Here “Quick Format” option is checked by default.
The above two ways are very common. However, you should pay attention to this point: formatting SD card will lead to data loss. If there are some important data stored on your SD card, these two ways should be not recommended. Here to use a professional partition and disk manager to help you convert to NTFS will be a good choice.
In the software market, MiniTool Partition Wizard is popular with many users. So here please try this to help you convert to NTFS. If you are a non-server user, its Free Edition is compatible with Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista. Firstly download MiniTool Partition Wizard and make an installation.
Step 1: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition. Then select the SD card partition, and click “Convert FAT to NTFS”.
Step 2: Then click “Start” to begin this process. After that, click “Close” to go back to the main interface. Now your SD card partition becomes NTFS.
If there is no data saved to the SD card, you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard “Format Partition” feature to format SD card to NTFS easily.
In addition, you can also use this partition software to convert NTFS to FAT32 without data loss. If you think it is useful, just try it now.