3Formatting the Card

About Low-level Formatting

Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow.

Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card, the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting.

You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. Even in this case, normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual.

When the card is formatted, only the file management information is changed. The actual data is not completely erased. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. When discarding the card, execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked.

The card’s capacity displayed on the format screen may be lower than the capacity indicated on the card.