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Partitioning is useful for organizing your files in different drives within a single storage device. By default there is only one unallocated drive, but to make several partitions follow these steps:
- From your desktop or from the start button, right click on “My Computer” > “Manage” > “Disk Management”
- Your HDD/SSD should appear as “Unallocated Disk”. Right click on its icon, and select “New Simple Volume” & follow the corresponding instructions
- Select the desired capacity for each partition, and proceed to format each drive. To make more partitions, redo this step
- Now, under “My Computer”, “New Volume” or “Local Disk” should appear as the new partitions.
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Yes. The Portable HDD’s main function is to be used as a removable storage device via USB interface. To use for booting, please note the following:
- Please check if your computer supports bootable USB functions, and that the portable HDD can be detected upon booting.
- Additionally, 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.
Defragmentation describes the process of physically organizing or partitioning the contents of an HDD with the intent to reduce load and seek times. SSDs are designed to randomly access any location on the drive and to write data evenly across all sectors. Each sector of an SSD has a limited number of writes before it can no longer be overwritten, however this theoretical limit cannot be reached in today’s work environment. In essence, defragmentation causes unnecessary write processes and/or wear to the SSD, directly affecting SSDs write limits – and performance.
TwinMOS SSD models come at a variety of industry level specs to cater to the needs of our diverse users. All of our models contain industry standard features: NAND, a Mean Time Before Failure of 1,500,000 hours, Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) compliancy, and tested read/write times.
Our lightning fast users benefit from the features within AlphaPro and Xtreme models:
- PCI express, providing read/write speeds up to 600% higher
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SSDs in general operate with no moving parts, which is what makes it much faster than any traditional HDD. Solid State Disks have lower access time and latency; in fact seek latency in an SSD is close to zero!