How to Recover Data from Formatted SxS Card (Step-by-Step Guide)

You may need to format the SxS card on your Sony camera due to virus attack, file system crash, error requires, etc. After formatting, you will lose your photos and videos. But do not worry, you can use EaseUS SD card data recovery tool to recover data from formatted SxS card without effort.

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"I have formatted my Sony SxS card as there is something wrong with the file system. Now, the problem is how can I recover the photos and videos on the SD card, and I have no backup created before."

SxS (S-by-S) is a flash memory standard that meets the ExpressCard standard created by Sony and SanDisk. SxS card is used as the storage device for XDCAM EX line of professional video cameras with better transmission performance at a rate of 800 Mbit/s and burst transfer rate of up to 2.5 Gbit/s. Windows and Mac computer can recognize the SxS card as an external USB hard drive with the help of the Sony SBAC-US10 external USB adapter. Therefore, if you have encounter data loss after formatting SxS card, you can connect it to your computer and use a hard drive recovery software to get back the deleted files.

Common Reasons for Formatting SxS Card

SxS card formatting can be intentional or unavoidable.

  • Intended formatting for better use of SD card, like erase the old data
  • Avoid SD card corruption caused by massive fragmentation
  • File system crashes, and can't read and write
  • Malware or virus attacks
  • The wrong file exists that can't be removed

Whatever the reason is, formatting will lead to data loss of SxS. If you are looking for a way to recover formatted SxS card, you can't miss EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Recover Data from Formatted SxS Card with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

EaseUS data recovery program is capable of retrieving photos, videos, and other media files, compressed files, documents on SxS card. It can recover data from formatted SxS card on Windows 10/8/7, XP, Windows Vista, XP, Windows Server, as well as macOS (See how to recover files from SD card on Mac ).

Apart from SxS card, EaseUS data recovery tool also enables you to recover 200+ files from formatted hard drive, partition, USB drive, pen drive, Micro Card, Music player, and CF card.

Step 1. Run SD card recovery software and scan the card.

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your PC and select your SD card. Then click "Scan" to start finding lost data on your SD card.

select the sd card and click scan

Step 2. Check found SD card data.

After the scanning process, you can click "Filter" to quickly find wanted files.

find wanted sd card files

Step 3. Restore SD card data.

You can check and preview found files by double-clicking each one of them. Then click Recover to save found SD card files to a secure location on your PC or external storage.

recover sd card files

Practical Tips on Avoiding Data Loss on SxS Card

Do You Need Specialized Data Recovery Services?
You may need further help for tough data loss situations like format errors, RAW disk, partition loss, repartition failures and system boot error. Consult with EaseUS Data Recovery Experts to retrieve lost data in time.

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