3 Ways to Format Hard Drive in macOS Big Sur

Steven updated on 2020/7/16 to Mac Optimization

For some reasons, users may need to format hard drive in macOS Big Sur. If you want to change the format of a drive, you need to format it. If you used a hard drive on Windows and the file system is only for Windows, then you need to format it on Mac if you want to use it in macOS Big Sur. Also, if there are issues with the drive, you can format it to fix the issue. No matter how, if you want to format hard drive in macOS Big Sur, you need to use a tool to format.

format hard drive in macOS Big Sur

Actually, there are some tools that can help you format hard drive in macOS Big Sur. For example, you can use Disk Utility to format hard drive. Or you can choose some third-party software to help you format hard drive. We will show you how to format hard drive in Disk Utility and also share you 2 apps to format hard drive easily on Mac.

Format hard drive in macOS Big Sur with Disk Utility

As the built-in and free disk management app, Disk Utility is one of the common tool used by Mac users to format hard drive or manage hard drive. Also, it can be used in macOS Big Sur. How to format hard drive in Disk Utility? Please just do as follows step by step.

Step 1. Please click Go on the top tool bar -> Utilities -> Disk Utility.

Step 2. Please select the hard drive that you want format and click on the Erase option.

Step 3. Typed in a customized name for the hard drive and choose the file system.

Step 4. Click the Erase button and it will begin to format the hard drive directly.

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Format hard drive in macOS Big Sur with DMmenu for Mac.

DMmenu for Mac is the first easy app we recommend for Mac users. It’s a very simple but comprehensive app that can help you manage your macOS Big Sur. With this software, you can also format hard drive simply. First, please download the software as follows.

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Easy tool to format hard drive in macOS Big Sur.


With this software, you can easily format hard drive in macOS Big Sur. There are only a few clicks needed to format hard drive. With this app, it’s simpler than Disk Utility. Please do as follows to format hard drive with this software in macOS Big Sur.

Launch the software first, then please choose Disk Manager. You will find the hard drive that you want to format. Click to choose the hard drive and click the Format button directly. Then the application will format the hard drive directly in macOS Big Sur.

format hard drive in macOS Big Sur

Moreover, you can use this all-in-one Mac management software to do some other tasks in macOS Big Sur. For example, you can use it to manage applications, free memory, manage disks, manage switches, clean up junk files, manage startup items, etc.

Format hard drive in macOS Big Sur with TS DataWiper for Mac

At last, we will suggest another tool for you to format hard drive in macOS Big Sur. TS DataWiper for Mac is the one we highly commend to you. With this effective software, users use it to wipe data in most case. However, you can also use it to format hard drive on Mac.

To format hard drive with this software, please run the software first. Then please choose Disk Tool option. Select your hard drive and click the Format button to format it. Then the software will format the hard drive in macOS Big Sur.

format hard drive in macOS Big Sur


Besides, you can use another option of the software to format the hard drive. For example, if you want to format hard drive and also wipe the data on the hard drive permanently, then you can choose this option - Erase Hard drive. Choose the hard drive and click Erase Now. Then it will wipe all the data on the hard drive completely and format the hard drive in the meanwhile.

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