How to Format/Erase XQD Card under Mac OS?


How to Format/Erase XQD Card under Mac OS?

I have an old XQD card. It is too old to use. So I just want to throw it away. But before it I should format it on my Mac to remove all history data information on the XQD card. I never want to other person to get my private information from the XQD card. So, I search solutions on Google for formatting/erasing XQD card under Mac OS. I find some good tools for formatting the XQD card on Mac. In this article, I will write down my experience.

1. Format XQD card with Mac Disk Utility

I recently upgraded my macOS to high sierra. The built-in application – Disk Utility can help me format the XQD card on my MacBook. It is pretty simple. First of all, connect the XQD card with the MacBook and run Disk Utility. It will list all hard drives and external devices on this MacBook. Click the XQD card and erase it with Disk Utility. The Disk Utility will let me select the file system for format, then it will format the XQD card.

How to Format/Erase XQD Card under Mac OS?

However, after the XQD card is formatted by Disk Utility, the data is not permanently lost. After formatting, the XQD card is emptied. It seems like all my private data is lost forever. However, I run data recovery software to scan the formatted XQD card, the data recovery software can quickly find all my files and the files can be easily recovered. So I think this is not the safe solution.

2. Format XQD card with AweCleaner for Mac

There are many applications offers formatting tool for formatting hard drive under Mac OS. For example, AweCleaner for Mac can help in formatting XQD card and other device on Mac. But, like Disk Utility, it can’t permanently erase the data on the XQD card. After formatting, the data on the XQD card still can be recovered by data recovery software.

How to Format/Erase XQD Card under Mac OS?

3. Erase XQD card with AweEraser for Mac

AweEraser for Mac is the solution I finally select. This is a powerful Mac data erasure application. It offers disk erasing tool to help me format XQD card and erase all data permanently. It means once the XQD card is formatted by AweEraser for Mac, all data information on the XQD card will be permanently erased, can’t be recovered by data recovery software or data recovery service.

AweEraser for Mac offers military & government data erasure standards to make sure securely erasing data from hard drive or storage media device. So, it is the best tool for me to format/erase XQD card on Mac. It is pretty simple to use. Just need to download it and install it on my MacBook, then run it to quickly format the XQD card and permanently erase all data information on the XQD card.

Step by step guide: launch AweEraser for Mac, connect the XQD card with the Mac > select mode “Erase Hard Drive” > select the XQD card and click on “Erase” button > permanently format and erase the XQD card.

How to Format/Erase XQD Card under Mac OS?

Posted by Anna, 2017-12-21