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PC Card Format Tool 1.10

PC Memory Card Format Tool
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[Software name]
PC Memory Card Format Tool (Maximum Edition)

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[Registered name]

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[Target model]

MIPS/SH3/ARM CPU and WinCE 2.11 or higher OS
(For H/PC (Pro, 2000), P/PC (PalmSize, Pcoket))
Confirmed to work with Telios (HC-AJ2)

available for Windows CE,
PCMCIA Flash ATA card
Compact Flash (ATA) card
...but we cannot guarantee 100% performance. ^^;

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[Software content]

Windows CE format PCMCIA/CF ATA/SRAM card
I can't reformat because there is no menu to do this.
Therefore, if the contents of the card are damaged, the PCMCIA/CF card will
It is necessary to reformat it with a PC such as Windows 95 that can be used.

In order to solve this problem, a memory card that runs on Windows CE
I have a formatting tool. This program features

·Perform formatting using the full capacity of the card to the maximum.
(The standard format leaves unused space.)

·Format parameters can be changed
(cluster size, number of root directory entries)

·Can test (read/write) memory cards and measure their speed
(This can also be used to erase all the contents of the memory card)

·Simultaneous support of H/PC and P/PC (challenging)

…there is.
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[Precautions for use]

"To prevent mistakes, please insert and use only one card."

When formatting or performing a writing test, the memory
All data written on the card will be erased.
If you have necessary data, back it up first.

A memory card that operates with the standard ATADISK.DLL or SRAMDISK.DLL
made for the target.
This program should not be used for cards that work with drivers other than these.
may not work, or may cause malfunction if used.
If a dedicated format tool is included, be sure to use it

In order to maximize the capacity of the memory card,
Format with parameters.
Therefore, devices that do not have correct (?) FAT12/16 support
may make the memory card unusable.
In that case, use Partition instead of the Format button in Format.
button and specify 512 for RootDirectoryEntries.

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[How to use / format]

1. Card selection
Start the application with all memory cards removed.
Make sure the DeviceName box is blank at this time.
When a memory card is inserted, it is automatically recognized and the device of the card
The name (eg DSK1:) will appear in the DeviceName box.
If you press the Info button in this state, the card information is displayed on the right side
Confirm that the capacity and PnP-ID are correct.
please give me.

2. Determining format parameters
Press the Format button to move to the parameter setting screen.
For the time being, the value that seems to be able to use the data area to the maximum is
It is set automatically, but please change it according to your usage.
This parameter is determined once and then formatted
cannot be changed. Always think carefully before deciding
please give me.

ClusterSize ... Determines the minimum unit of files. example
Even a 1-byte file will use this size.

The higher the number, the faster the access speed tends to be.
Smaller means less space is wasted.
(However, there is a limit for large-capacity cards.)
If you make a lot of small files, use a small value
so you can get the most out of it.

RootDirectoryEntries ... directly under the memory card (from the card
If you look at it, it will be the root directory).
Determines the maximum number of files/subdirectories.
The standard format is either 256 or 512.

If you create a lot of files directly under the memory card, be sure to
Make it a large value.
Conversely, use subdirectories and leave extra files directly under the memory card.
If you do not create a file, if you make it small, the data area will be
Note: This number of entries is
This is the number when only short file names are used.
Windows CE uses long file names, which are
Use at least two entries in one file.
Therefore, it is usually better to set the value higher.

The More, Less button increases or decreases with a value that is not wasted.

for the current format parameters in the box below
The format schedule information is displayed.
The main ones are as follows.
Total Sectors: The number of sectors (capacity) available. this
contains the data area and the management area.
Total Clusters: Number of clusters that can be used as data area
(capacity). This value is the full capacity of the card.
(used area + free area).
Remain Sectors: Number of unused sectors. in this tool
It is automatically calculated so that this becomes 0.

3. Format execution
After determining the parameters, press the Start button.
A confirmation message will be displayed, so select "Yes"

4. Inserting and removing the card
When formatting is completed, a message to that effect is displayed.
Remove the memory card for the new settings to take effect.
and insert it again. (Without doing this, using
Doing so may damage the card or make the system unstable. )

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[How to use/test (speed measurement)]

1. Card selection
(same as for format)

2. Determination of test conditions
Press the Test button to move to the test condition setting screen.

Test: Sets the test type.
Read-Only read test
Write-Only write test
Write&Verify Write + verification test
Access is sequential.
(No random access test.)

Data: Sets the write data.
Write-only test (Write-Only, Write&Verify)
Can be set only when Default is 0.

Block: Sets the number of sectors handled in one access.
A small value (around 1 to 16) is closer to a realistic number.
If the value is set to a certain value (Cylinder) or higher, the maximum transfer speed will be reached.
gives a close value.

Start, End+1: test start sector number, test end sector
Specify a number (+1). Target all regions by default
A value has been set.
Note that the C/H/S format can also be used to enter the sector number.

3. Test execution
After determining the parameters, press the TestStart button.
A confirmation message will be displayed, so click "Yes"
Please select.

During the test, progress will be displayed in the box below.
To stop in the middle, press the [Up] key for a while.
When asked "Are you sure you want to cancel the process?", click the [OK] button.
Please press

The transfer speed is calculated and displayed when the test is performed for 2 seconds or longer.
(The longer this time is, the more stable value can be obtained.)
In addition, when publishing the test results,
card model number
Model used for testing
Test type (Read/Write/Verify)
Value set in Block
Please be sure to specify

4. Format if necessary.
Write test (Write-Only, Write&Verify)
After doing so, the data and management information of the file system, etc.
It's broken and needs to be formatted.

Installation Instructions


This software works on his EXE alone, so CrdFmtME.LZH
and put his EXE in a suitable place.
Use the EXE file that matches your CPU.

CrdFmtME.exe for MIPS
CrdFmtMEsh3.exe for SH3
CrdFmtMEarm.exe for ARM

Note: This program manipulates memory cards, so be sure to
Please install and use.

In addition, uninstallation is OK just by deleting the EXE.


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License Freeware
The program is completely free to use.
Popularity 2148
Total Downloads  3
Submitted By torch
Submitted On 09 November 2022


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