Will R4 card,Pansonic Formatter break your micro SD?

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    I got 2microSD(NEW)...and both of them broken now... [​IMG]
    I wonder what's problem is this...
    I own a R4 but it is broken now too...I think R4 may break microSD..Anyone can confirm it?
    And is it safe to use Pansonic Formatter ? [​IMG]

    Please help me confirm...
    Thanks..I really appreciate [​IMG] it...
     
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    Not only is it safe but it is recommended for best performance.
     
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    Okay thanks for confirming..
    SO I THINK R4 break it...

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    Panasonic Formatter can use in every MicroSD card?
     
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    Yes. Do a full format too, not a quick format.
     
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    use hp format tool always work [​IMG]
     
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    Full,Erase ON or OFF?
    And what difference between ON and OFF ?
     
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    ON, if your card doesn't support it, it will say so either at the start, or during.
    It just makes sure the filesystem is clean.
     
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    If my card doesn't support ON,use OFF right?
     
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    the panasonic formatter is not good for all sd cards. for instance, my official kingston micro SD fails to work in my Dingoo or DS if i use the panasonic formatter, whereas the windows formatter works just fine.
     
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    What the advantage of panasonic formatter?
     
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    Lower level formatting is the advantage.
     
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    Yeah, after reformatting several times using the windows formatter you get massive slowdown. I once had a card (that had been formatted by windows a few times) triple in write-speed after a panasonic reformat.
     

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