HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool

HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool

Windows based Drive Format Utility from HP for USB Flash Drives

Download file is SP27608.exe (2026kb)
The program creates an installation directory C:\DriveKey. The application is HPUSBFW (~436 KB).
Some of the fixes included in this version are :
A FAT32 partition larger than 32 GB can be created
Installation failures during upgrade from previous versions.

HP USB Disk/Drive Format Utility is a Windows based software used to format flash drives to FAT, FAT32 and NTFS partition types. Additionally, the drive can be made bootable by using system files from Windows 98 startup-disks.
The format options provided are similar to the format.com available in Windows.
The allocation unit size option is not available in this utility.
The additional option available is that the user can locate the system files from the default internal MS-DOS location or from the files located at an alternate location.

This utility does not support formatting of internal drives, CF, MMC, etc.
All drives connected through the USB port of the computer is recognised and can be formatted using this software.

Vivek Rao
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Review summary


  • Supports formatting of any brand of device and not specific to HP


  • Difficulty in removing custom partitions created by Sandisk Cruzer Software
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