• turn off your computer
• put your computer into standby, hibernate, or sleep mode
Never put anything on top of the DriveStation. It may cause the drive to malfunction.
If Windows displays a message that a high-speed USB device is connected to a non high-speed USB hub, move
the drive to a USB 3.0 port for best performance, or click [X] to continue.
Never configure this drive as a destination for virtual memory.
Some computers may not recognize this device. If this happens, unplug the USB cable, then plug it in again after
a few seconds.
This drive supports hot-plugging.
You can plug or unplug the USB cable while the drive and your PC are on. However, never unplug the cable while
data is being accessed. If you unplug the drive while data is being accessed, your data may be damaged or lost.
You may hear some noise while the drive is working, especially while it's booting or being accessed. This is
Do not boot your operating system from this drive.
The first time you connect this drive, it may take about 20 seconds before the power/access LED turns on.
If you use this drive with multiple partitions, format each partition before use.
If your Windows computer will not boot while this drive is connected, then connect the drive to your computer
after rebooting Windows. Also, refer to your computer's manual to change the BIOS setting to boot from an
internal hard drive if you want to turn your computer on or off while this drive is connected.
Some computers may display a delayed write when they return from an energy-saving state. If this happens,
unplug the drive before putting your computer into the energy-saving mode.
This drive may become hot during use. This is not a malfunction.
This drive is designed to release heat through its case. The surface of the case may become quite hot in normal use.
Even when the drive is off, the case may still be warm from standby current.
If the power/access LED does not turn off when you turn off your computer, unplug the USB cable from the
Some computers do not support power saving mode.
Dismounting the Drive
If your computer is turned on, please follow the procedure below to unplug the drive. If your computer is turned off,
then it is always safe to unplug the drive. Unplugging the drive incorrectly can corrupt data. Please be careful.