Format software for USB Flash Drive

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USM-CA1/ USM-CA2

When USM-CA1/CA2 do not operate well, please reformat them on Windows PC or Mac.

Procedure to format on Windows PC, for 16GB/32GB model*

  • – Plug USM-CA1/CA2 to the PC.
  • – Right-click the drive icon of USM-CA1/CA2 and select "format".
  • – Select system file "FAT32" or "exFAT" on your preference.
  • – Optional: check "Quick format" as the format.
  • – Click "Start" button.

*for 64GB model

If you'd like to reformat USM-64CA1/64CA2 to FAT32, please select a “DOWNLOAD” button below to download the format software and reformat them.
If exFAT would be preferable, please follow the same procedure for 16GB/32GB models as the above.

Procedure to format on Mac

  • – Plug USM-CA1/CA2 to the Mac.
  • – Open "Spotlight" search, type "Disk Utility" and press enter to open.
  • – Click to select "Sony Storage Media" in the left panel.
  • – Click to change to "Erase" tab in the top of main panel, then choose "MS-DOS (FAT)" or "exFAT" on your preference.
  • – Click "Erase" button.
  • – At the confirmation dialog, click "Done" button.
  • – Close the Disk Utility window.

(Note)

  • – Before starting the format process, please make the backup copy of any data stored on USM-CA1/CA2 if you want to keep. The format process will erase any data on them.
  • – Before starting the format process, please shutdown all applications and close all windows on PC screen. The format process may not be successful if other applications should be active.
  • – After the format process, please remove and re-insert USM-CA1/CA2 to host devices.
  • – Sony shall not be responsible for any damage to or loss of contents, financial damages, lost profits, claims from third parties, etc., arising from the use of the format software.

USM-W3 / W / SA1 / SA2 / SA3 / M1 / MX / P / QX / R / U / X / M / Q

When Micro Vault does not operate well, please reformat it on Windows PC.
For the 32GB or smaller capacity model, use the Windows formatting function.
For the 64GB or larger capacity model, use the format software.

Procedure to format on Windows PC, for 8GB/16GB/32GB model*

  • – Plug Micro Vault to the computer.
  • – Right-click the drive icon of Micro Vault and select "format".
  • – Select system file "FAT32".
  • – Optional: check "Quick format" as the format.
  • – Click "Start" button.

*for 64GB/128GB model

If you'd like to reformat Micro Vault to FAT32, please select a “DOWNLOAD” button below to download the format software and reformat them.
If exFAT would be preferable, please follow the same procedure for 8GB/16GB/32GB models as the above.

(Note)

  • – Before starting the format process, please make the backup copy of any data stored on Micro Vault if you want to keep. The format process will erase any data on them.
  • – Before starting the format process, please shutdown all applications and close all windows on PC screen. The format process may not be successful if other applications should be active.
  • – After the format process, please remove and re-insert Micro Vault to host devices.
  • – Sony shall not be responsible for any damage to or loss of contents, financial damages, lost profits, claims from third parties, etc., arising from the use of the format software.


USM-SA1/SA2





USM-QX

1) When country/region of origin is "Made in Taiwan"

DOWNLOADSize:696KB

2) When country/region of origin is "Made in China"

DOWNLOADSize:602KB


USM-P

When the sixth letter in the serial number(underlined) is "A"

DOWNLOADSize:388KB

When the sixth letter in the serial number(underlined) is "C"

DOWNLOADSize:366KB


USM-R

When the sixth letter in the serial number(underlined) is "B"

DOWNLOADSize:870KB


USM-U

1) When country/region of origin is "Made in Taiwan"

DOWNLOADSize:696KB

2) When country/region of Origin is "Made in China", please check serial number following below instruction:

a) When the sixth letter in the serial number is "A"

DOWNLOADSize:602KB

b) When the sixth letter in the serial number is"B"

DOWNLOADSize:388KB


USM-X

a) When the sixth letter in the serial number is "A"

DOWNLOADSize:366KB


USM-M

When the sixth letter in the serial number (underlined) is "A" or "B"

DOWNLOADSize:324KB

When the sixth letter in the serial number (underlined) is "C" or "D"

DOWNLOADSize:388KB