Kingston Format Utility is a proprietary utility designed for formatting Kingston USB-drives. Generally speaking, the program was released specifically for HyperX DTHX30/XXGB series flash drives, but still supports any other drives from this manufacturer. Compared to standard Windows formatting tools, this program demonstrates a much higher speed of operation. It does not have any other significant advantages.
The Kingston Format Utility can convert the media file system to FAT32 and NTFS. Both of these file systems have their advantages and disadvantages. We are not going to go into them now, but only note that FAT32 is better suited for storing small files, and NTFS - large. Moreover, FAT32 drives have a limitation that prevents them from writing files larger than 4 GB, which should be taken into account when selecting a file system before starting the formatting process.
All the necessary controls of the utility are concentrated in one small window, where you can choose the necessary media (if there are several of them connected) and specify the original file system. Formatting will start immediately after you press the Format key. The program works with media of any size and does not need to be installed. The only thing you need to do before starting it is to unpack the downloaded archive.
- Fast formatting of USB drives by Kingston manufacturer;
- support for NTFS and FAT32 file systems;
- working in a portable mode;
- minimum of controls in the main application window;
- faster than the standard Windows formatting tool.