Exeze Pico Chrome USB Drive
When connected to a computer it works like a hard drive where you can store your music, pictures, videos, etc. The data is retained after it has been detached from the computer so you can plug it in again in the same computer or another computer to access your data. Ideal for people on the go who are using several computers.
It is compatible with any USB 1.1, 2.0 or 3.0 capable computer. You can use it without any driver installation on most modern computers - just pop it into a USB socket and off you go. Operating systems where it works out of the box:
- Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, ME
- Max OS X
- Linux (kernel 2.6 or newer)
It also works on Windows 95 if you have the latest USB drivers installed (drivers can be obtained from Microsoft).
- Plug the USB drive into the USB socket of the computer.
- Copy files to/from the USB drive.
- When you are done then use the Safely Remove Hardware / Eject feature of your operating system before physically removing the USB drive from the USB socket. Note that failure to remove the USB drive correctly may lead to corruption of the USB drive and loss of your data.
It has been designed and tested to withstand more than a week at a time soaked in water in up to 10 meters depth (10 meters is approximately 32 feet or 11 yards).
Note that if the USB drive is wet then before use it needs to be dried with paper or a towel, otherwise the water will cause a short cut and the USB drive and the computer where it is inserted will be damaged. Do not use a blow dryer to dry the USB drive and do not artificially heat the USB drive in any way since this may damage the electronics inside and render the USB drive unusable.
When you plug in a USB drive, you give your operating system free reign to write and read data from it; some of which may be cached.
Caching occurs by not writing information immediately to the USB device, and instead keeping it in your computer's memory (RAM). Also, when writing to disk the computer doesn't always "flush" a disk write buffer and only part of the data may have been written. If you were to yank the USB drive out of your computer before this information is written, or while its being written, you'll end up with a corrupted USB drive.
If you have deleted files from the USB drive they may actually not have been deleted but only moved to the trash can and the files would not be removed until the trash can is emptied or the USB drive is safely removed (depending on how your operating system works). If the USB drive is not removed safely the files may be taking up space on your USB drive without being visible.
Safely removing hardware / Ejecting causes the files to close "gracefully", preserving data, pointers and file size indicators. Using the proper procedure will assure that the data and pointers are in good shape and all your data is safely stored until you need them again.
If your USB drive has been corrupted you can fix it by following the instructions in the next question below.
This can happen if the USB drive has not been removed correctly - see the previous question for details how this could have happened and how it can be avoided.
To fix this problem you will need to format the USB drive using the file system FAT. Note that all data previously stored on the USB drive will be lost during a format. Formatting instructions
- Windows: https://www.google.com/?q=how+to+format+an+external+hard+drive+in+windows
- Mac OS X: https://www.google.com/?q=how+to+format+an+external+hard+drive+in+mac+os+x
- Linux: https://www.google.com/?q=how+to+format+an+external+hard+drive+in+linux
There are software programs to recover data from corrupted drives, but Exeze does not provide any such software or service so you will need to search the Internet should you require it.
There is a thin plastic cover on one side of the USB drive and it is there to protect the USB drive during transport. This plastic can safely be removed to expose the finely finished surface below.
There is also a sticker indicating the size of the USB drive. This sticker is used during the inventory management and packaging process and it can also safely be removed if you so wish.