SD Memory Cards - formatting?

  kwil2 02:02 13 Jun 2008

I've not had occasion to use SD cards until now.
I want to use them for MP3 storage and playing in my new 'SD card only' MP3 player.
Forgive my ignorance, but do these cards need to be formatted before use and if so, how do you do that?
Many thanks

  sunny staines 02:44 13 Jun 2008

put in the computer then goto "mycomputer" you will see the SD listed with the drives right click and choose format.

  kwil2 02:55 13 Jun 2008

Thanks sunny for taking time to reply.
However you don't say if in fact these SD cards need formatting in the first place. Are they pre-formatted, perhaps, as default?

  laurie53 06:57 13 Jun 2008

Depends on the device.

My camera warns me against using an SD card which has been formatted in another device, I think some devices use different file structures.

They are pre-formatted for some devices. Don't know about MP3 players.

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