APPNOTE: Formatting a USB flash drive for use with the PM7000

Article ID: 070917sab
Last Reviewed: September 17, 2007

The information in this article applies to:

  • Users of the PM7000 who wish to download data using a USB flash drive.
    The term USB flash drive is used here to refer to a memory device with a USB connector such as illustrated below. Other terms such as Thumbdrive or Memory Stick are also in common usage.

Target Audience.

This article is aimed at:

  • Users of the PM7000.


The PM7000 provides a Host USB interface, this interface can write to USB flash drives.
This application note details the steps to format a suitable USB Flash Drive to optimise it for use with the PM7000.

Before you start.

You will a USB Flash Drive. Following the instructions here and formatting it will erase any existing files. Please make sure any important data present on the drive is backed up before the drive is formatted.
Formatting the USB Flash Drive.

The instructions below are for Windows XP. Other operating systems will differ slightly.