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Three tools to help you format memory card on macOS Big Sur

macOS Big Sur is one of the best operating systems. Many Mac users install this OS on their Mac, MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, etc. In some cases, these Mac users may need to format a macOS Big Sur using macOS Big Sur disk formatting tool. Here, we will introduce three tools to help you format a memory card under macOS Big Sur.

1. Format memory card with Disk Utility.

Disk Utility is a useful tool for all macOS Versions. If you are going to format a memory card using your Mac, just try this tool. Just connect the memory card to your Mac via card reader or USB cable. Then open Dis Utility, just select the memory card and click on Erase button to format the memory card.

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2. Format memory card with MacClean360 for macOS Big Sur.

MacClean360 is a comprehensive Mac optimization tool. It provides a disk formatting tool - Disk Manger. Just find the memory card and click on Format button. MacClean360 will quickly format the macOS Big Sur to exFAT.

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3. Format memory card with DoYourData Super Eraser for macOS Big Sur.

DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac also offers a disk formatting tool for macOS Big Sur. It can help you securely and quickly format a memory card under macOS Big Sur.

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The three tools above can help you format a memory card or corrupted memory card under macOS Big Sur. However, please note that the formatted data still can be recovered by data recovery software. If you want to permanently erase data from a memory card under macOS Big Sur, just try the method below.

Permanently erase data from memory card under macOS Big Sur

For formatting and wiping the memory card in macOS Big Sur, there is software that can do it very well. DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac can do this very quickly and easily. In the following, we will discuss how to wipe and format a memory card on macOS Big Sur using DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac.

After you download and install DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac, please open the software and insert the memory card into the card reader on the Mac. After that, you can choose a mode to help you permanently erase data from the memory card.

Mode 1. Selectively erase files/folders from the memory card.

This is the first mode in DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac that you can choose from. As the name implies, this mode will permanently delete certain files or folders that you choose. This method is very useful if you want to delete a few files without formatting or wiping the memory card entirely.

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Mode 2. Format and wipe memory card, all data will be erased.

This mode is very useful if you want to delete all data from a HDD, SSD or External Drive, including memory card. To use it, please follow the following method.

  • Select the Wipe Hard Drive mode.
  • Select the memory card you will erase.
  • Click "Wipe Now".

Depending on the size of the files on your memory card, this process will take some time. However, this process usually won't take longer than 1 minute. Therefore, this method is very effective. It will format the memory card and permanently erase all data from the memory card.

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Mode 3. Permanently erase already deleted data from the memory card.

The third mode called Wipe Free Space is a tool that is able to permanently erase already deleted data on your memory card. It will not erase the existing data.

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If you are going to donate, sell or discard your memory card, you’d better choose the mode 2 to help you format the memory card and permanently erase data from the memory card. Once your data is erased by DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac, the erased data is lost forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery method. This data erasure method is 100% safe, it will not cause any damage to your memory card.

DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac is a certified data erasure application for macOS Big Sur. It also can help you permanently erase data from macOS Big Sur SSD/HDD, USB flash drive, digital camera, SD card, RAID, etc. Download it here: