Can You Format an SSD As exFAT or FAT32?

I have an NTFS hard drive for my Windows computer. I plan to buy a new SSD and format it as exFAT or FAT 32 to enhance the performance. Can I do that and how?

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Roxanne· Answered on Apr 19, 2024

Yes, you can format the SSD as exFAT or FAT32 with the help of an all-around disk format tool. It's essential to figure out which format suits you the most. Thus, before introducing the specific steps, let's investigate into what's the difference between the two file systems.

FAT32: Most USB flash drives use the FAT32 file system. And it can be compatible with any operating system. But its biggest flaw is that it can transfer files up to 4GB in size at a time.

exFAT: exFAT can work with both Windows and Mac computers. In addition, it has no up to 4GB limitation on the files that need to be transferred.

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Using EaseUS Partition Master to Format SSD - Fast & Safe

Formatting may put your data and SSD in danger if you do the wrong operation. Therefore, I will provide a practical and reliable disk format tool, EaseUS Partition Master, to help you. With its clear interface and powerful "Format" function, you can smoothly format your SSD as exFAT or FAT32:

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Note: Format process will delete all your data on the SSD, so you need to move your important file to another external hard drive.

Step 1. To format a partition on an SSD, open EaseUS Partition Master and select "Format" from the left menu.

Step 2. Set a new partition label, file system (FAT32/exFAT), and cluster size, and click "OK." (When the Warning window shows, click "Yes.")

Step 3. Then click "Apply" to begin formatting your SSD after reviewing the changes by clicking the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button.

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