Home Forums Tech Helproom Formating a new memory card. Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Formating a new memory card. mark middleton 15:08 30 Jun 2018 Locked I have recently purchased an 8GB memory card for my camera. Do I need to format the card once it's in my device. TechSpeed 16:28 30 Jun 2018 It especially applies to a new card. It takes no time at all and I find that cards formatted in the camera they are going to be used to have more capacity than those that are formatted elsewhere. This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.