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There are many reasons why people want to format SD card on Mac. To regain the storage space is the most common reason. When the SD card has been used over and over, time after time, it is prone to be full of junk or even virus. Formatting the SD card is the best way to regain the full storage. And it is the good way to remove stubborn and virus infected files from the SD card.

The most important, when people are going to resell, giveaway, donate or discard their old SD cards, it is strongly recommended to permanently and completely format the SD card to destroy all the personal data. Otherwise, other people may steal their information by recover data from the SD card.

How to Securely Format SD Card on Mac?

"I have a 16 GB SD card, but it is full with junk files. I want to access to the full storage of the SD card. So I want to format it to clean up all junk and traces. When I connect it to Mac, I launch your software to format it with 1-click. So easy! I think it is the simplest way to completely format SD card on Mac." – Linda

Many Mac users, especially the newbie, don’t know how to format hard drives or storage devices under Mac OS. So we develop an easy-to-use and efficient tool to help Mac users easily format hard drive or removable device. The tool is Super Eraser for Mac. Super Eraser for Mac offers three data wipe modes for permanently wiping data on Mac hard drive/storage media device. The second mode – wipe hard drive can help people securely and completely format SD card on Mac. Here are the easy steps to format SD card on Mac with Super Eraser for Mac.

Step 1: Download and install DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac on your Mac.

Step 2: Connect your SD card with the Mac.

Step 3: Back up or copy your useful files to other hard drive.

Step 4: Super Eraser for Mac will scan your Mac and find the SD card automatically.

Step 5: Select the mode "Wipe Hard Drive", and start wiping the SD card.

completely format SD card on Mac

Erasing the SD card on Mac.

completely format SD card on Mac

The SD card is erased and formatted.

completely format SD card on Mac

Super Eraser for Mac can easily format the SD card on Mac. But please note that it will clean up all the existing files and deleted files on your SD card. So before you format the SD card with Super Eraser for Mac, you should back up your important files to other place. When the formatting process gets finished, all the existing, hidden, history data on the SD card will be permanently erased, it is like you get a completely new SD card. The formatted data can’t be recovered by any data recovery software.

Compared with other solutions to format SD card on Mac, Super Eraser for Mac is more easy-to-use and more secure. It will permanently wipe the data on the SD card, making data recovery impossible. So before you giveaway, donate or give your SD card to other people, you can use this solution to format the SD card on Mac.

  • Format SD card on Mac OS or Windows OS.
  • Format and fix corrupted SD card.
  • Rebuild file system on SD card.
  • Reformat SD card on Mac.
  • Repair damaged SD card.

Super Eraser for Mac also offers other modes to help you shred files from SD card or erase deleted data from SD card. It is one of the most powerful data erasure software. It is able to permanently erase data from SSD, HDD, USB flash drive, memory card, USB flash drive, digital camera, digital camcorder, etc. Download it here:

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Written & Updated by Shirly Chen

Shirly Chen has been writing data recovery, data erasure articles for DoYourData over 4 years. She has been working as a professional website content writer & editor for quite a long time. She also writes articles about disk clone, Mac optimization, disk backup, etc.

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