HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool

HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 46 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    1,574,391
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 02, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    96KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,406
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool formats any USB Flash drive in FAT, FAT32, or NTFS file systems and creates DOS startup disks that can help boot an ailing PC. Better yet, it's portable freeware, so you can carry it on a USB drive and format other Flash drives on any Windows PC, or even copy it to a PC, run it, and then just delete it.

Pros

Nimble: At just 96KB, HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool is small enough to keep copies wherever you need them.

Enable Compression: Selecting Enable Compression lets archive and backup software compress and store data on your removable drive.

DOS startup disk: HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool can create a bootable DOS drive that can boot your PC for repair or recovery using copies of your own system files. The feature doesn't work with NTFS partitions, but FAT32 is fine for portable drives in Windows NTFS systems. We tried version 2.2.3.

Cons

Run as administrator: You may need to run HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool as an administrator. It's easy enough -- Right-click the app and select Run as Administrator -- but nevertheless an extra step that some might find intimidating.

Bottom Line

HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool is a no-nonsense utility that formats removable storage media quickly and robustly.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Simple and perfect"

November 27, 2014  |  By senosen

 |  Version: HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3

Pros

I had a messed up Sandisk and found this software mentioned in support for the product.
Windows formating tool is a joke.

Cons

Nothing to say.

Summary

Did the job.

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5 stars

"Worked when my other formatting tool wouldn't"

May 14, 2014  |  By JEfromCanada

 |  Version: HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3

Pros

- was able to format a USB stick that could not be formatted with a different tool

Cons

- none that I could find

Summary

I use a program to create multi-boot USB-bootable images of various Linux distros. When I tried using that tool to reformat a secure USB stick, it wouldn't work. So, I tried the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, and it make short work of the job.

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5 stars

"Works by the principles of a diskette"

March 09, 2014  |  By cornbreadswag

 |  Version: HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3

Pros

Worked for a cheap, chinese disk

Cons

didn't worked for my Kingston Data traveler, which broke whilst I was trying to copy a database file on it.

Summary

I pulled the plug off of an XP computer w/ a usb disk in it and the stick became unreadable from Win8.1. Tried to format the usb disk using Windows, didn't worked. W/ this tool I formatted it succesfully and now the disk is fully functional :)

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5 stars

"Very impressive. Two thumbs up!"

March 02, 2014  |  By dhandsofstone

 |  Version: HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3

Pros

Tried a lot of methods converting my usb disk from fat32 to ntfs but this software worked perfectly for my transcend jetflash 8gb (TS8GJFV10), which was very hard to format using windows 7 professional "buit-in" formatting tool.

Cons

Had no problems or errors encountered.

Summary

I recommend it for anyone with problems of converting their usb from fat32 to ntfs. Cheers.

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5 stars

"Formatted WD Elements External HD easily!"

February 13, 2014  |  By ShepN7

 |  Version: HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3

Pros

-fast and easy to format to FAT32 for PS3
-no frills or fuss
-quick install and access
--> remember to right click and Run as Admin to get it started

Cons

-None, as long as it is Run as Admin, otherwise nothing happens.

Summary

Recommended for easy, simple accomplishment of formatting without anything more complicated than a right click.

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4 stars

"Did what I needed it to do"

January 22, 2014  |  By DavidNSB

 |  Version: HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3

Pros

Worked as expected

Cons

No problems found

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5 stars

"Did the Job"

January 01, 2014  |  By scarlemsfinest

 |  Version: HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3

Pros

Easy to download and worked perfectly for a USB stick I was unable to format through Windows.

Cons

No cons to date!

Summary

Works great.

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5 stars

"WOW.. This works for me."

December 13, 2013  |  By ghostdude

 |  Version: HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3

Pros

Simple easy & fast.

My problem was Windows not able to format my USB Flash Drive
Scan Disk Cruzer Blade.. Using this tool i format it.. now its working fine.......... Yo yo nice tool I am very happy now..
5 out of 5 star.

Cons

NONE

not find any cons

Summary

It works in Windows Ultimate
great tool can fix problem of usb format

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4 stars

"Does what it's supposed to do"

October 26, 2013  |  By ppavlov

 |  Version: HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3

Pros

Does what it's supposed to do

Cons

None - good basic tool

Summary

Does what it's supposed to do

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.3
Version 2.2.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Hewlett-Packard
Publisher web site http://www.hp.com/
Release Date December 01, 2009
Date Added October 02, 2013
Version 2.2.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 96KB
File Name HPUSBDisk.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,574,391
Downloads Last Week 9,406
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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