View Feed
group-icon
Coffee Room
Discuss anything here - everything that you wish to discuss with fellow engineers.
12829 Members
Join this group to post and comment.
cameo
cameo • Aug 8, 2007

Formatting as FAT16?

Hi,

I wanted to format an SDCard with a FAT16 file system.But when i put it in my pc to do that,i could fine FAT and FAT32 formats in the format window.

any clues how to do it? any 3rd party s/ws?

or are both FAT and FAT16 the same?
MaRo
MaRo • Aug 8, 2007
Use software like Partition Magic
cameo
cameo • Aug 9, 2007
thats not working out.
Partition magic is not detecting the SD card at all..

ne crazy engineers out tehr?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Aug 9, 2007
I was wondering if Windows allows partitions to be created on removable drives. Only primary partition is allowed. Correct me if I'm wrong.

-The Big K-
cameo
cameo • Aug 10, 2007
i too think so.it doesnt allow partition .
but i wanna format the card.When i put the card to format ,it asks the system type either FAT or FAT32.But i wanna do it as FAT16..
I heard that FAT and FAT16 are the same..
Ya know, there is such thing as FAT12. But it's usually used for floppy disks and small partitioned stuff (less than 16MB). It's a legacy tech.. so I'm guessing since you only have two options of FAT and FAT32, the first refers to FAT16.

Check out https://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/part_Sizes.htm for the details.

Here's a SD card formatter software from Panasonic: https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/sd_formatter.html
cameo
i too think so.it doesnt allow partition .
but i wanna format the card.When i put the card to format ,it asks the system type either FAT or FAT32.But i wanna do it as FAT16..
I heard that FAT and FAT16 are the same..
Cameo, Windows doesn't allow partition of removable disks. Till we use a third party tool.

Hope that FAT and FAT16 are the same.. you may try this... may possible it will not work, but definitely It wont hamper anything too....

--Cra:sshhh:zy
chinkipradeep
chinkipradeep • Aug 25, 2007
😁To all my friends out here i want to correct u and provide the solution for formating with fat 16 without using any other tool then window...
yes window provide a hidden tool which allows you to format removable drvies just go to
control panel--administrative tools--computer management--storage--disk management u will get list of all storing devices connected to ur pc right clcik on 1 u want to format chose file type then format it is done no need to have any 3rd party software😁

Share this content on your social channels -