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Formatting a USB stick on OS X for data interchange with Windows and Linux
There's sometimes the need to transfer data from a Mac to a PC, using a USB memory stick or similar "light" media, or to re-format an SD or SDHC card for use with a digital camera.
In all these cases, the disk needs to be erased in the MS-DOS FAT format.
The problem is that Mac OS doesn't make this easy to accomplish.
Thus, here's my little guide to get this right:
Formatting a disk in the common FAT format.
This assumes you're using Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or later.
Verifying that the disk is readable on PCs and in digital cameras