When need to format Samsung SSD?
Designed with long-warranty time, large capacity, great access/write/read speed and more pleasant features, the Samsung Solid State Drive has become quite popular around the world. However, you will need to format Samsung SSD under the following situations.
(1) The SSD is filled with numerous useless programs, corrupt files, caches or even infected with virus and SSD is slowing down.
(2) If you plan to sell a Samsung SSD, give it to your friends, give it away or even dispose of it, formatting or securely erasing it firstly will help protect your privacy.
(3) The present file system of Samsung SSD cannot meet your requirements and you want to convert it to another file system.
In such cases, you will need a professional Samsung SSD format tool.
Format Samsung SSD via Windows built-in format tools
When it comes to formatting Samsung and other brand SSD drives in Windows 10/8/7, most users will first consider using the Windows built-in format tools like Disk Management, File Explorer, and Diskpart service. Here we will mainly show you how to format Samsung SSD to FAT32 via Disk Management tool as an example.
Warning: formatting operation will delete all data on the Samsung SSD, so clone SSD to another SSD or HDD for data security if necessary.
1. Right-click on My Computer or This PC in Windows 7/8/10 and click Manage.
2. Click Disk Management under Storage in the left-hand pane.
3. Right-click on the Samsung SSD and choose Format… from the menu.
4. In this pop-up window, you can select a file system as you need or like, and tick the checkbox for “Quick Format”, then click “OK” to start the quick format.
If you are prompted that formatting will erase all data on the disk, click “OK” and the drive will be formatted accordingly.
Just within a few minutes, the Samsung SSD would have been formatted successfully. Also, you can also format disk to FAT32 via Diskpart or Windows File Explorer. Those three Windows built-in tools are great in formatting partitions, but they come with a same limitation: cannot format an over 32GB drive to FAT32.
Advanced Samsung SSD format tool - AOMEI Partition Assistant
To successfully format a large hard drive to FAT32, you might need a more powerful Samsung SSD format utility. AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is highly recommended for Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista users to format large Samsung SSD drive to FAT32. Furthermore, it not only covers all functions Windows built-in tools provides, but also comes with other amazing features like copying/resizing/moving/merging partitions. What’s more, it supports converting NTFS to FAT32 without data loss and vice versa.
To format (200GB) Samsung SSD to FAT32, follow these steps:
1. Download freeware. Insert the Samsung SSD into your Windows computer and launch this SSD format tool.
2. Locate the Samsung SSD partition and right-click it to choose "Format Partition" in the drop-down menu.
3. A mini window pops out, on which you can edit the partition label, choose a file system (ex: FAT32) and set the cluster size. Click “OK” to continue.
4. Click "Apply" and “Proceed” to format Samsung SSD.
With this reliable Samsung SSD format tool, your SSD drive can be quickly and safely formatted to a desired file system like FAT32, exFAT, Ext2/3/4. Besides, if you want to restore the performance of your SSD to its original ideal level, you can upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, which offers another amazing function- “SSD Secure Erase Wizard” to safely wipe out all the data stored in your SSD within a few seconds.