What is SSD format? Simply put, when you get a brand new SSD, you have to create new partitions on it and format partitions before you start saving data to it. Usually, SSD is used to fasten operating system’s running speed. So it is better for you to format SSD to NTFS file system. And in this post, we show you three ways to format SSD.
1. CMD for SSD Formatting
CMD can help manage hard drive quickly. You just need to run simple commands instead of installing and running multiple programs. However, this requires you are rather familiar with the hard drives connected to your PC.
Step 1. Press Win+R to call out the “Run” box. Type “CMD” and press Enter.
Step 2. Type “diskpart” in the command line window and allow it to make changes to your PC. Then in the now command line window, type and run the following commands:
Select volume n (n is the number of the target volume)
Format fs=ntfs quick
View the following picture to get a better understanding:
2. Partition Wizard for SSD Formatting
MiniTool Partition Wizard is more user-friendly for SSD formatting. It is the most popular disk partition manager that can lead users to finish each task easily and quickly. To format SSD using MiniTool Partition Wizard, just download and install it on the computer.
Detailed steps are shown below:
Step 1. Select the partition that needs formatting and choose “Format Partition” from the action panel.
Step 2. In the Format Partition window, drop down the file system box and choose NTFS as the desired file system and then press OK.
Step 3. Press “Apply” on the toolbar and wait for Partition Wizard to complete.
3. Disk Management for SSD Formatting
Disk Management is also a good choice for SSD formatting. It is a Windows built-in disk utility that can do simple partition management including SSD formatting. You can access it by running “diskmgmt.msc”. When you see the disk map, select the partition to be formatted, then follow the guide to select the volume label, file system, allocation unit size, quick format or not and finally start the formatting.
Tip: if you accidentally format a wrong partition, you can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to recover data from an SSD. For more information, read The Best Way for SSD Data Recovery-100% Safe.
In this article, we introduce three ways for SSD formatting. You can choose any one according to your preference. By the way, MiniTool Partition Wizard offers more useful features. If you are interested, you can visit the Tutorials to know details.