This post talks about the best Patriot flash drive format tool, and the most reliable USB, SD card, memory card recovery software. If you are looking for ways to format a Patriot device for free, refer to Part 1. If you lost files, photos, and more from your Patriot SD card, USB drive, or other devices, refer to Part 2.
When you try to use your Patriot USB flash drive, you are faced with this error - you need to format the disk in the drive before you can use it. However, when you have followed the system's guide, you still cannot use your Patriot USB or memory card. Why? You need an effective formatter to format your USB and SD card correctly. Read on and use the best Patriot format tool.
Case 1. "I have bought a new Patriot USB. Yesterday, when I was trying to use it, there pops up a box. It reads - You need to format the disk before you can use it. I followed the Windows guide and formatted my new USB. However, I still can't use it! So wired!"
Case 2. "My USB drive is saying it is not recognized and needs to be formatted. The wired thing: I just bought it a month ago, and I did format it before saving photos to the Patriot USB."
Case 3. "I plugged my USB drive into the port of a PC, right-click the disk icon and select "Format", but it popped up an error saying 'Windows was unable to complete the format". I need a tool to help me!"
To format a drive (hard disk, floppy disk, flash drive, etc.) means to prepare the chosen partition on the drive to be used by an operating system by deleting all of the data and setting up a file system. The most popular file system to support Windows is NTFS, but FAT32 is also sometimes used.
Before you start formatting, make sure that you already backed up the data stored on your flash drive. If you haven't done so and the files stored inside are important to you, try using a USB data recovery software to see if it helps. Just connect your USB drive to the PC, then let a recovery program scan your USB drive to seek any recoverable items.
EaseUS Partition Master, a partition tool with "Format" feature that allows you to format the disk partition/USB flash drive/SD card. Its powerful formatting capacity and the easy-to-use feature will do you a great favor when you try to format your Patriot USB or convert FAT to NTFS. Let's see how it works.
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".
Step 2. Set the drive letter and file system on USB.
Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3/EXT4/exFAT), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".
Step 3. Check "Yes" to confirm formatting USB.
Click "Yes" if you see the Warning window. If you have important data on it, back up the data in advance.
Step 4. Apply the changes.
Click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button first, and then click "Apply" to format the USB drive.
What are you lost Patriot files after accidental deletion or format? You can restore Patriot Memory card or SD card data with the help of EaseUS data recovery software. It has been devoted to data recovery over a decade and helped users restore their lost files.
- Supports USB, pen drive, memory card, internal/external hard drive, RAID drive, digital camera, video player, and more
- Recovers photos, documents, videos, audio, emails, compressed files, etc.
- Supports FAT(FAT12,FAT16,FAT32), exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, ext2/ext3, HFS+, ReFS.
Connect the USB flash drive or SD card to your computer and follow the guide to start USB data recovery:
Step 1. Choose the USB drive to scan
Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and choose your USB drive where you lost important files. Click "Scan" to start.
Step 2. Check and preview USB drive data
When the scanning is finished, you can quickly locate a specific type of file by using the Filter feature as well as the Search option.
Step 3. Restore flash drive data
After checking and finding lost USB drive files, click "Recover" to restore them. You shall save the found files to a safe location on your PC rather than to your USB drive.
The format in this post is a high-level format. A low-level format will erase the whole disk surface. After that, you can't recover data from the hard drive anymore, even using professional data recovery software. Besides formatting, you can manage your Patriot devices with EaseUS Partition Master by shrinking, extending, and creating a new partition.
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