Directly format drive?

I know you can flash drives with ISO images, and copy entire drives to the other drive, but can you FORMAT the drive directly?

And why would I want to do this if there’s multiple other tools out there to do so?

IT IS BEAUSE THE DRIVE HAS NO LETTER ASSIGNED TO IT!!!
And balenaEtcher can read any type of drive that has input, and it even reads my external drive that has no letter.

So can I directly format it using balenaEtcher?

Hi @Wolfy – You are correct, Etcher does not have a “format-only” function in it. It only has the ability to take the contents of an image, and write that to a disk. You might want to try Ubuntu (a VM should be fine) to see if that can read the drive and format it. Thanks.