By Michael / Last Updated March 16, 2022

Why need a SanDisk format tool?

Before a hard drive, or USB drive can be used by an operating system, it has to be formatted with a format type so the drive can be recognized and used.

In general, the SanDisk products like pen drives, memory card, SSD are pre-formatted by the manufacturer so that you can use those storage devices directly. But in many circumstances you need a format tool to change the file system. For example, if you have a SanDisk USB which comes with FAT32 file system format, and you want to copy a 4GB or larger file to USB, then you need to convert it from FAT32 to NTFS, because FAT32 drive can't store a file larger than 4GB.

Besides, SanDisk formatting tool is helpful to get rid of errors, such as drive is write protected, or to eliminate nasty virus, to clean data, to solve the storage problem and other hard-to-resolve issues. All those problems can be solved with it.

The Windows built-in formatting tool-DiskPart

DiskPart is a Windows built-in command-line interpreter. You can format a Sandisk storage device by entering command line on the DiskPart.exe window.

Step 1. Click Start button, type "cmd" in the search box, right click the Command Prompt in the search outcome, and select "Run as administrator".

Step 2. And type "diskpart" in the Command Prompt, and press Enter.

Step 3. Then, the DiskPart will be opened, and execute the following command one by one.

list volume

select volume N

format fs=ntfs quick (replace the NTFS with the file system you need)

Format Raw Disk CMD

DiskPart does not work every times. Somtimes, it would say it can't finish the formatting. Besides, the tool can't undo a command, if you are not familar with entering commands, the formatting tool in the next part will be the better choice.

Reliable SanDisk formatting tool for Windows 10, 8, 7

To format a Sandisk drive to another file system, you can turn to AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, which a reliable and professional formatting software in Windows 10, 8, 7 systems. It allows you to format a hard drive, USB drive, SD card, to FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, Ext2, 3, 4 file ystem.

Apart from formatting, it satisfies you with all basic partition functions such as create, delete, merge, split, resize, move, copy, wipe partition etc. and other advanced functions like migrate OS to SSD, create bootable media, Windows To Go creator, copy disk, convert NTFS to FAT32 etc. Next, we take how to format SanDisk SSD in Windows 7 as an example to show you details.

Note: Formatting will delete the data on the drive, please backup the Sandisk storage device before hand.

1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right click the partition on SanDisk disk, and select “Format Partition”.

Format Partitoin

2. In pop-out window, type partition label, and choose file system and cluster size as you wish. Then click “OK”.

Fat32 128gb Usb

3. Then click "Apply" in the main interface to commit the task.



AOMEI Partition Assistant and DiskPart are good choices when you need a Sandisk formatting tool in Windows 10, 8, 7. Besides, AOMEI Partition Assistant supports convert FAT32 to NTFS or NTFS to FAT32 without data loss. If you just want to change the file system between the 2 file system, you can use this feature.

And there is Professional edition that provides more advanced features, such as zero fill hard drive, convert partition style between MBR and GPT.