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How to Format Raspberry Pi SD Card

Updated on Dec 04, 2018 by Brithny to Partition Master

Summary:
Having problem to format SD card for Raspberry Pi? Don’t worry! This page shows you how to format Raspberry Pi SD card to FAT, FAT32, NTFS or EXT2/EXT3 with EaseUS partition software in simple steps.

How can I format  SD card for Raspberry Pi

"Anyone have success to format Raspberry Pi SD card? I am using a regular SanDisk 64GB microSD card to boot into my raspberry pi 3. But now it doesn’t boot with NOOBS after I formatted it with Windows formatting tool. I think the problem might be that there is no option to format the 64GB card with FAT32, only exFAT. Is there any way that I can use to format Raspberry Pi SD card without booting problems?"

Like the above case, it is quite possible for you to run into some problems when you formatting and use an SD card with a capacity of over 32GB with Raspberry Pi. The reason for this is that many SD cards format tool will format cards below 32GB as FAT32, and cards that are above 32GB as exFAT (which is not supported by Raspberry Pi) by default. Then how can you successfully format Raspberry Pi SD card? Fortunately, there is still a third-party professional SD card format tool that allows you to do this job using a minimal number of steps. 

How to format Raspberry Pi SD card with EaseUS partition tool

EaseUS partition tool is a safe, efficient and easy-to-use partition software that you can rely on to format Raspberry Pi SD card. It allows you to easily format SD card into FAT, FAT32, NTFS or EXT2/EXT3 in your case. Then you can completely use it to format your SD card of larger capacities with a format supported by the Raspberry Pi. Here is the detailed guide.

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 Windows 10 is supported

 

Step 1: Open EaseUS Partition Master. Find your SD card and right-click the partition you want to format and choose "Format".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: Set 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: Click "OK" on the pop-up window to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button on the toolbar, then click "Apply" to start formatting your SD card.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4

Finish all the above steps, you can successfully format Raspberry Pi SD card with ease. This solution can be also used to format USB flash drive and other storage media. Just try it whenever you need. Good luck!