Format a Samsung SSD

Last Update date : Mar 22. 2019

Just like other USB storage devices, an SSD can also be re-formatted using Windows native formatting tool. You can also install the software that comes with your Samsung Portable SSD or download it from

Please note:

  • Formatting data on the drive will erase everything and it is advised to make a backup before proceding.
  • If you format partition your Samsung Portable SSD X5 after purchase, the software stored in the drive will be deleted. You will then need to navigate to the link above if you wish to download the "Samsung Portable SSD" application.

Follow the instructions to format your SSD device using your PC/laptop:

1 Connect your SSD to PC or laptop.
2 Click the Start menu and click on Computer.
3 Right click on the drive to be formatted and click Format.
4 From the drop down list select NTFS under file system. To change the name of the drive, you may enter a name for Volume label, tick the checkbox for Quick Format, and then click Start.
5 The drive will be formatted accordingly.

If you require more information about your device, you can download the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page. Otherwise, please get in touch with our Samsung Care experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia) or contact our Live Chat Australia team to organise a technician to come out and diagnose further.

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