HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool

HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 45 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    1,540,518
  • Date Added:
    October 02, 2013
  • File Size:
    96KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,018
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows/XP

Editors' Review

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USB flash drives are this century's floppies, holding everything from personal and medical information to music and pictures and even secure data, with the added advantage of being small and rugged enough for keychain duty. You can even boot from flash drives, just like the old floppies, which, together with portability, universal compatibility, and enough space to host useful tools, makes them ideal recovery devices. Hewlett-Packard's USB Disk Storage Format Tool can quickly and thoroughly format virtually any USB flash drive in a wide range of file systems as well as create bootable USB media. We tested it in Windows 7.

This compact tool has an equally compact interface, an efficient little dialog with selections for Device and File system, and an entry field for Volume label, and check boxes for format options, including the ability to create a bootable DOS start-up disk using either internal system files or files at a location you can specify. Other than Start and Close buttons, that's it, not even a Help file, though this tool is easy enough to figure out without one. We moved the data off of an older 1GB flash drive and inserted the drive in an open USB port. HP USB immediately identified it and its file type, FAT. We chose to reformat it in NTFS and enable compression. We clicked Start, and a pop-up warned us all data on the drive would be lost. We allowed it to proceed, and it formatted the drive in seconds. Clicking Close called up a small dialog with detailed information about the drive. We then moved the data back to the newly reformatted drive, ejected it, reinserted it, and verified that everything was in order, including our portable apps.

HP's little tool is the USB flash drive tool that could, bringing enhanced power and capability to your Windows system at no cost. We recommend it to anyone who uses flash drives.

 
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User Reviews
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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, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 96KB
File Name HPUSBDisk.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,540,518
Downloads Last Week 9,018
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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