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How to Format SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive

Updated on Dec 06, 2018 by Abby Haines to Partition Manager

Summary:
The tutorial shows you how to format SanDisk iXpand flash drive to Fat32 using third-party USB format tool. Try it to fix SanDisk iXpand flash drive when issues like unsupported format error, raw drive error, expand flash drive not recognized or detected error happens and prevents you from accessing or using the device.

Why you need to format SanDisk iXpand flash drive

SanDisk iXpand flash drive is a device that can be used to backup files or transfer data between iPhone/iPad and Windows & Mac computer. But sometimes, when you connect the iXpand flash drive to one of those devices, it reports some errors because the file system is corrupted, become raw or just incompatible with the device. When you run into such a situation, you will be prevented from accessing or using the device. And to fix the error and make the flash drive work normally, you need to format SanDisk iXpand flash drive using third-party USB format tool to fix the file system. 

Common errors require you to format SanDisk iXpand flash drive:

  • iXpand flash drive uses an unsupported format
  • iXpand flash drive needs to be formatted
  • iXpand flash drive has a RAW file system
  • iXpand flash drive is blank and says unrecognized format
  • iPhone, iPad, etc cannot recognize or detect iXpand flash drive 

Note: Formatting iXpand flash drive will erase everything on the device, so please make sure that you have backed up all your important files.

Format SanDisk iXpand flash drive with EaseUS partition software

Even you can find a large number of the USB flash drive format tool when you search online, here we still want to recommend you EaseUS partition tool, a powerful partition magic tool with formatting & disk management feature. Its intuitive interface can guide you to format your SanDisk iXpand flash drive to Fat32, a file system which is compatible with iPhone, iPad, Windows and Mac computer in simple steps without using any technical skills.  

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 Windows 10 is supported

To format SanDisk iXpand flash drive, follow these steps:

Step 1: Select the USB drive to format.

Connect the USB drive or pen drive to your computer. Download and launch EaseUS partition software. Right-click the USB drive you intend to format and choose "Format".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: Set the drive letter and file system.

Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: Check the warning box.

Click "OK" if you see the Warning window. If you have important data on it, back up the data in advance.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Apply the changes.

Execute the operation and click "Apply" to format the USB drive.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4
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 Windows 10 is supported