Formatting the USB Drive in your Sync Module 2

Use this article to assist with formatting the USB drive you are plugging into the Sync Module 2.

Supported formats for the USB Flash Drive

The flash drive you decide to plug into the Sync Module 2 must be formatted in order for the device to properly save clips and images to it.

USB Flash Drive Supported formats USB Flash Drive Unsupported formats
  • ExFAT
  • FAT32 (this format stores a maximum of 16,383 clips per day)
  • FAT
  • HFS+
  • EXT 2, 3, and 4
  • NTFS
  • APFS
  • MAC OS Extended

Unsupported format dialogue

If a drive with an unsupported format is inserted, the "Format USB device?" popup is displayed in the Blink app. If you choose to have the sync module format the drive, the server will first check the OS version of your sync module. An update may be necessary to complete the format process. Formatting the drive will erase all existing data on the device.

You have the following options:

  1. Tap Format and leave the drive inserted. The firmware update and/or drive formatting completes. The maximum expected time is 24 hours.
  2. Tap Cancel, then remove the drive from the Sync Module 2 and insert another flash drive with a compatible format.
  3. Tap Cancel, then remove your drive from the Sync Module 2 and use a computer to reformat it to ExFAT. If that option is not available, you can use FAT32, or FAT.

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