FAQs > Storage Solutions:

How a solid state disk [SSD] works so fast?

Answer: SSD have lower access time and latency also seek latency in an SSD is close to zero. A SSD has zero rotational latency and can maximize I/O data transfer performance immediately after I/O is requested. TwinMOS SSD used NAND based Flash memory & no moving parts which can be access instantly which is very faster than any traditional HDD.

Should I defragment the TwinMOS SSD to maintain optimal performance?

Answer: There is some basic difference between SSD and traditional HDD. With Solid State Drives (SSD) becoming a popular storage solution in today’s computers, it’s important to understand the differences between SSD and Hard Disk Drives (HDD). Defragmentation describes the process of physically organizing the contents of an HDD or partition so that the data sectors of each file is stored close together to reduce load and seek times. However, SSDs can randomly access any location on the drive and are designed to write data evenly across all sectors. Nonetheless, each sector of an SSD has a limited number of writes before it can no longer be overwritten. And even though this theoretical limit cannot be reached in today’s work environment, defragmentation causes unnecessary write processes and/or wear to the SSD, directly affecting SSDs write limits. Finally, defragmentation is a safe option; it is neither necessary nor recommended for SSD.

Can I use the TwinMOS Portable HDD as a bootable device?

Answer: Portable HDD’s main function is for using as a removable storage device via USB interface but If you would like to boot from your portable HDD, please note the following matters:

Please check if your computer supports bootable USB functions, and the portable HDD can be detected upon booting. Also, please check that the software installed can support booting from USB devices. If the Portable HDD cannot be detected upon booting, then your computer does not support booting from Portable HDD.

How can I make several Partitions on my Portable HDD and SSD?

Answer: By default there is only one unallocated drive but if you want to make several partitions then please follow the bellow steps-
a. From desktop or from start button right click on “my computer”.
b. Select “Manage”.
c. Then select “Disk Management”.
d. You can see one “Unallocated Disk” right click on that and select “New Simple Volume” & follow the instructions.
e. If you want to make two different [you can choose more] partitions then select your desired capacity for each volume and format each drives.
f.  In your “my computer” you can see “New Volume” or “Local Disk” [Generally] new partitions.

Why my Portable HDD is not detecting/working with all Computers?

Answer: If your TwinMOS Portable HDD working with some computer and not working with another then please follow the bellow steps-
a. Remove USB extension cable; try to connect directly to the PC or laptop main board’s USB port.
b. Do not use long USB cable; always use our supplied Y shape USB cable.
c. If it’s not detected by your system and making small sound [tick tick] its mean Portable HDD didn’t get proper power, please insert both USB connector [Y-shape cable] to your system and another connector to the Portable HDD. Now, It should work fine with any system.

Why sometimes TwinMOS SSD called combo SSD?

Answer: TwinMOS has two different series of SSD; one is Combo series SSD and another is performance series SSD. Actually combo SSD can work with laptop as internal HDD and as a external portable HDD, that’s why this series often called combo SSD. There is one USB mini port for external use as a Portable HDD and one SATAII connector to use internal as well as.


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