By Lucas / Last Updated March 4, 2022

SmartDisk Fat32 Format Utility

SmartDisk FAT32 Format Utility is a format tool for your external HDD, memory card, and USB flash drive. This format tool will format your storage device to the FAT32 file system. And the most important thing is the format operation will erase all your data and the data will disappear forever. So, if you have a corrupted external hard drive or USB flash drive, you could use it to format to FAT32 with one click.

SmartDisk FAT32 Format Utility

Different file system has their special use nowadays. However, SmartDisk FAT32 Format Utility has some limitations. It's impossible to format to other file systems like NTFS, exFAT, ext2, and ext3 for certain purposes except for FAT32. Besides, the data on the corrupted hard drive, memory card or USB drive could not be recognized. You can't backup data to other locations, that is to say, you'll lose all your valuable documents. How sad it is.

Overview of SmartDisk FAT32 Format Utility Free Alternative

Thus, it’s emergent to look for a free alternative to SmartDisk FAT32 Format Utility. Thanks to AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, all these restrictions will be broken. As the Best free SmartDisk FAT32 Format Utility alternative, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard allows you to format external hard drive, memory card, USB flash drive to NTFS, FAT32, Ext2, Ext3, it’s more flexible than SmartDisk FAT32 Format Utility. For example, AOMEI Partition Assistant supports all popular personal Windows operating system, like Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10. In addition, this freeware provides many disk partitioning functions, like extend partition, delete partition, resize partition, copy hard drive, recover deleted partition, migrate OS to SSD, and many more.

It’s worth mentioning that the NTFS to FAT32 Converter of AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro makes you convert NTFS to FAT32 and convert FAT/FAT32 to NTFS without losing data.

2 Ways to Format HDD or USB to FAT32 with AOMEI Partition Assistant

Next, I will show you how to format external hard drive or USB to FAT32 with 2 ways via SmartDisk FAT32 Format Utility Alternative freeware - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. First of all, you may free download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. Below is the detail about how to format a 64GB Kingston USB.

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Way 1: Format HDD or USB to FAT32

Step1, Insert your USB drive. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, on the main window, right click your USB flash drive, then select "Format Partition" at the drop-down menu.

Format Partition 64GB

Step2, Select the file system to FAT32, edit the “Partition Label” and “Cluster Size” if required. Then hit “OK”.

Select File System 64GB

Step3, Click “Apply” at the toolbar if you have confirmed the “Pending Operations”.

Apply Proceed 64GB

Way 2: Convert to FAT32 without Losing Data

If the file system on your external hard drive or USB is NTFS, and you would like to convert NTFS to FAT32 without data loss, you can try this way.

Step1, connect your HDD or USB with your computer. Run AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, on the main window, select “NTFS to FAT32 Converter” at the left panel.

NTFS to FAT32  Converter

Step2, Select “NTFS to FAT32”, and press “Next”.


Step3, Choose your USB that you want to convert to FAT32, then hit “Next”.

Choose NTFS Partition

Step4, Click “Proceed” to start this conversion.


After this comparison, you will think in your heart that AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is the best free alternative to SmartDisk FAT32 Format Utility.