Chromebooks are very easy to use when it comes to formatting SD cards. A new SD card will most likely need to be formatted after purchase. First, you need to plug in your SD card (you can find reviews of some of the best Chromebook SD cards here). Chromebooks tend to have SD card slots about half-length, so half of your card sticks out. You should choose low-profile USBs if you plan on leaving them in there. In addition to USB ports, Chromebooks often come with SD and microSD card slots.
How to format an SD card on a Chromebook
Open the Files app (the blue folder icon) after you insert the SD card (or MicroSD card) into the Chromebook. Select your device from the navigation sidebar (if you have more than one connected, check that you’ve selected the correct device before moving forward).
You can format any drive by right-clicking on it and selecting the ‘Format Device‘ option. It is important to format the SD card as soon as possible. For Chromebooks, formatting larger SD cards may take longer. SD Cards will be formatted to the FAT32 filesystem by Chromebooks. The lower right corner of the page will show a small toast to indicate the completion of formatting.
How to use File Systems on a Chromebook
In addition, the Mac HFS+ file system can also be accessed, but it cannot be written to. In addition, Chromebooks are capable of reading media with ISO9660 and UDF file systems on external disc drives connected via USB. See more information about supported file systems on a Chromebook.
How to Remove SD Card from Chromebook
To remove your external storage devices, you must click the Eject button, which is located next to the device name on the left side of the Files window. Once you’ve clicked the Eject button, the device will vanish from your Files window, indicating that it is safe to remove from your Chromebook. To safely remove your external storage devices, you must click the Eject button, which is located next to the device name on the left side of the Files window. You should see a little triangle/arrow next to the SD card in the Files app. Just click on it, the card name will disappear, and you’re good to go. You can transfer your files manually to your Flash Drive or Memory card using your Chromebook.