How to Use Formatter-v126.96.36.199.rar to Restore Your Phison USB Flash Drive
If you have a USB flash drive that is based on a Phison PS22xx controller, such as PS2231, PS2232, PS2233, PS2237, or PS2251-XX, you may encounter some problems with it, such as being write-protected, corrupted, or unrecognized by your computer. In such cases, you may need to perform a low-level format on your flash drive to restore it to its original state.
One of the tools that can help you with this task is Formatter-v188.8.131.52.rar, which is a utility for low-level formatting of flash drives on Phison PS22xx controllers. This tool was released in May 2010 and can work with many popular models of USB controllers from Phison. However, it may not support some newer models that were released after 2010, so you may need to use another tool such as Phison Restore for those cases.
In this article, we will show you how to use Formatter-v184.108.40.206.rar to low-level format your Phison USB flash drive and fix any issues that you may have with it.
Step 1: Download Formatter-v220.127.116.11.rar
The first step is to download Formatter-v18.104.22.168.rar from a reliable source. You can find it on some websites that specialize in USB flash drive repair tools, such as FlashBoot.ru or USBDev.ru[^1^] [^2^]. You can also use the link below to download it directly:
Once you have downloaded the file, you need to extract it using a program such as WinRAR or 7-Zip. You will get a folder named Formatter-v22.214.171.124 that contains the executable file Formatter.exe and some other files.
Step 2: Run Formatter.exe
The next step is to run Formatter.exe as an administrator on your computer. To do this, right-click on the file and select \"Run as administrator\" from the menu.
You will see a window like this:
Here, you need to select your USB flash drive from the drop-down list at the top left corner of the window. Make sure you choose the correct drive letter and size of your flash drive, as formatting will erase all data on it.
Then, you need to choose the settings for the low-level format process. You can leave them as default or change them according to your preference.
The settings are:
Mode: Choose between Auto or Manual mode. Auto mode will automatically detect and format your flash drive according to its controller type and firmware version. Manual mode will let you choose the controller type and firmware version manually from the lists below.
Controller: Choose the controller type of your flash drive from the list. If you are not sure about it, you can use a tool such as ChipGenius or Flash Drive Information Extractor to identify it.
Firmware: Choose the firmware version of your flash drive from the list. If you are not sure about it, you can use a tool such as ChipGenius or Flash Drive Information Extractor to identify it.
Capacity: Choose the capacity of your flash drive from the list. This will determine how much space will be available on your flash drive after formatting.
Format Type: Choose between Full Erase or Quick Erase format types. Full Erase will erase all data on your flash drive and write zeros to every sector, which may take longer but is more secure and thorough. Quick Erase will only erase the partition table and file system information on your flash drive, which is faster but less secure and may leave some data traces behind.
Partition Type: Choose between MBR or GPT partition 061ffe29dd