How do I access my USB ports? (trying to format SD card)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stolenmirth, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. stolenmirth macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2009
    I bought a new micro SD card for my blackberry and I need to format it before it'll work. It came with a USB adapter but I have no idea how to access my USB ports. I've also heard that I can format it by putting it in the phone and accessing it as an external storage device, but I have no idea how to do that either. As you've probably guessed by now I'm not exactly computer savvy, so if you know how to help me I'm gonna have to ask you to talk real slow-like. :D
    lol Thanks.
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Once you plug it into one of your USB slots it should pop-up in Finder on the left side with your other drives. It's treated as a drive. If it doesn't show up there open Disk Utility and see if you can see it through there. Disk Utility will also let you do the reformatting.
  3. STXSTEVE macrumors member


    Mar 9, 2009
    Have you tried putting the SD card into your blackberry yet. As i remember when i did this my blackberry recognized it a formatted accordingly. To format via Mac plug adapter into your usb port then go to Applications/utilities/disk utility/then you should see the SD card in the left part app. Make sure you select the right storage device the SD cards should be the smallest one. From there you can select Erase from the tabs and pick the format you desire.

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