If you want to burn a bootable ISO image to a USB flash drive, there are plenty of tools available over the internet. You can choose from one of the following popular freeware tools that will help you to burn an ISO on a USB flash drive:-
- WinUSB Maker
- Windows USB/DVD Download Tool
- Using Command Prompt
The above-mentioned freeware lets you create a bootable USB flash drive, but none of them supports creating a bootable SD card; in other words, none of them lets you burn ISO on an SD card. An Etcher is a freeware tool that lets you burn ISO images on SD Card and USB flash drive.
If you are searching for a tool to burn ISO on an SD card for any reason, Etcher is a pretty option. It is an open-source tool for Windows computers; it’s straightforward and easy to use. Etcher supports ISO, BZ2, DMG, DSK, ETCH, GZ, HDDIMG, IMG, RAW, XZ, and ZIP. That means you can burn ISO, BZ2, DMG, DSK, ETCH, GZ, HDDIMG, IMG, RAW, XZ, and ZIP file directly to your SD Card or in USB Flash Drive.
Features of Etcher
- It validates before writing images on SD cards & USB Flash Drive.
- Easy to use
- Simple Interface
- 50% faster flashes
- Simultaneous writing for multiple drives
- Supports Windows 7/8/10 (both 32-bit and 64-bit)
- Supports macOS
- Supports Linux (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Supports ISO, BZ2, DMG, DSK, ETCH, GZ, HDDIMG, IMG, RAW, XZ, and ZIP file formats.
- Can download a bootable ISO from the specified URL.
Burning ISO images to SD Cards & USB Flash Drive
Step 2. Click on the “Flash from file” to select a bootable ISO file from your PC.
Step 3. Now, connect your USB flash drive or SD card to your PC and click on the Select Target option.
Step 4. Finally, click on the Flash option to start copying bootable ISO content to your USB flash drive or SD Cards.
Depends upon the size of the ISO file and the speed of your external drive, it may take a few minutes to complete the copying process.
Once you have created a bootable USB flash drive, you can test it without installing it on your computer or laptop.