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How to format a SD card as exFAT

This article will guide you through the steps of converting your SD card that uses the FAT32 file system into the exFAT file system.
The exFAT file system allow files bigger than 4GB be stored and used on the SD card.
However not all devices are compatible with it.

In terms of Memory-Map products the following devices are compatible with exFAT:
  • Adventurer 3500
  • Adventurer 3000

Note: Formatting erases all data currently stored on the SD card. We strongly recommend that you backup all data on the card before performing these steps.

  1. Insert the new SD card into the PC
  2. Open Computer and right-click on the drive named Removable Disk (if you have multiple removable disks then check the capacity of the disk by selecting Properties)
  3. Click Format.
  4. In the 'File System' dropdown, choose exFAT
  5. In the 'Allocation unit size' dropdown, choose Default allocation size
  6. Click Start and close this window when finished.
  7. Your SD card is now using the exFAT file system.