How to Format SSD in Windows for Free


Do you want to format SSD in the window with easy methods? if yes then you are at right place. Here I am going to explain this. There are two different methods used to format SSD disk in Window. One is “Built-in Disk Management tool” and the second is “AOMEI Partition Assistant”. I am going to describe both of the above methods with details but before that, I would like to explain what SSD disk is? and why you want to format it? So, let’s start


What is SSD disk?

The word SSD stands for “Solid State Drive”. It is a type of disk which is used to stores mediums on the computer. It has many advantages if we compare SSD disk with the hard disk. In short, when clicking on computer icon we see a few (usually 2 to 3) folders with names disk (c:), disk (E:) etc. These binary folders are called “Partitions”. This partition is called SSD disk.


Why format SSD disk?

Sometimes your computer runs slowly, it becomes slower and slower with the passage of time. Don’t worry about this, it is a common thing. There are many reasons for this. This may be due to a lot of useless programs, virus and corrupt files, etc. It becomes compulsory for you to clean everything available on your computer. So, it is necessary for you to format SSD. If you format SSD disk, your computer will run faster than before.


How to format SSD in Window

format SSD in the window


The word format is used for deletion or removal of everything. If you have some important files or personal data in SSD disk, you should back up or copy your data before formating. 



Both methods discussed in this article are tried and tested. Please read this article carefully otherwise we will not be responsible for anything. So do this at your own risk.


Method 1 of 2

Using the Disk Management Tool


  • Step 1

Press “Win+R” key to open run box (press Win icon button and capital R button at the same time)*, then type “diskmgmt.MSc” carefully. After that “Disk Management” screen will open.


  • Step 2

Click on that SSD partition which you want to format. And then select the “Format” option given in the bottom of this.


  • Step 3

You can also change settings to format SSD partition. After that click “OK”.



Don’t change anything in settings if you don’t know anything about this.


  • Step 4

You will see a warning message of  “Data Loss”. You just have to ignore this message by clicking on “OK”.


That’s it, your disk will be clean from all type of virus, corrupt files, and useless materials.



If your SSD disk has a size of more than 32 GB, above method won’t work on your computer. You should try 2nd method for this.


Method 2 of 2

Using AOMEI software

What is AOMEI Partition Assistant?

it is a partition manager software which is used to manage SSD disk partitions. You can manage the storage of your SSD disk partitions and can analyze disk space (free and used). Even if your SSD disk has more than 32 GB storage, you will be able to format this easily.


  • Step 1 

You have to Download “Partition Assistant Standard” software to do this. Just search about it on google to download it. Or click here to download for free.


  • Step 2

Now you to Install that software which you have downloaded in the previous step and then launch it.


  • Step 3

You will see a lot of options to manage the SSD disk. You have to select that SSD partition folder which you want to format. And then select the “Format” option.

Wait for a few seconds till the operation is being performed.

Now all the data will be cleaned. You should restart your computer. You will see everything is working properly and much faster than before.


Other Tips to avoid these issues:-

  • Use high-quality Antivirus software and spyware scanner to keep virus and spyware away from your computer.
  • Try to Delete corrupted and useless files. 
  • Don’t download and install nulled or cracked software on your computer. If you can’t afford to buy that software, try to use the free version or trial versions.
  • Always try to keep at least 15% disk space free. If you want to add more files, you should delete a few files.
  • Don’t start fewer programs at the same time, otherwise, your computer will slow down.
  • You should check your computer speed regularly using Windows Experience Index, whom I have discussed below in details.


Window Experience Index

The Windows Experience Index is a window tool which is used to check your computer speed and performance. It provides a specific score from 1 to 8. If your computer has to speed lower than 3 or 4, you should try the above methods or think about a new computer to buy. And if Your computer shows speed score higher than 5 to 6, it means your computer is performing well.


Last and least words

In this article, I used two methods to format SSD disk. There are many other ways to do this but I tried to explain only those methods that are best and easy to understand. I tried my best to explain this article in an easy method but if you have any issue regarding this, then don’t forget to give your feedback in comments.


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