Datastation picco SSD 3.0

with write-protection and USB 3.0 interface

Product Overview

Emphasis on data security
The second version of the Datastation® picco SSD features a write-protection switch. The write-protection switch helps to ensure that you don’t overwrite data inadvertently. In terms of its technical specifications, the SSD has no moving parts, which ensures greater reliability and a longer service life, and significantly improves performance when compared with conventional hard drives. A USB 3.0 cable is also included with the Datastation − the USB 3.0 interface guarantees an easy connection and fast data transfer.

Modern and silent
Thanks to its modern design with no moving parts, the picco SSD 3.0 works completely silently. It is extremely robust and can be operated in any position. It is available with different capacities so that you always have enough storage space. The Datastation picco SSD 3.0 fits in your pocket, thanks to its extremely compact dimensions, which means all of your important data and files are at hand and well protected at all times.

datastation picco ssd 3.0, write-protection

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Technical details


Interface 1 x Micro-USB 3.0 (with host function)
Color Black
Dimensions approx. 50 mm x 10 mm x 84 mm
Weight approx. 36 g (only the device without accessories)
Internal storage 128 / 128 / 240 / 256 / 512 GB
Housing material plastic

Communication with the computer

Write protection yes, via write protection switch
Maximum data transfer rate* / write 280 MB/s
Maximum data transfer rate* / read 450 MB/s

Other characteristics

Operation Horizontal, Vertical
Languages German, English, Italian, Spanish, French, Swedish
Package contents Datastation® picco SSD 3.0 (with write-protection), SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cable (Micro-USB / USB-A)


File type: PDF-file
Language: English

Operating instructions

Geeignet für: DataStation piccoSSD 3.0 & piccoSSD 3.0 wp
Version: V1-20
Date: 2015-11-16
File type: PDF
Language: Deutsch, English, Italiano, Español, Français, Svenska, Polski, Türkçe, Nederlands, Pусский


Why is my Datastation picco SSD 3.0 not displayed in the computer settings?  

Possible reasons:

Datastation picco SSD 3.0 was not initialized/partitioned:

Initialize and partition your drive to display it on the computer by following the instructions below:


Windows® 7/ Vista®/ XP

1. Connect the Datastation picco SSD 3.0 to your computer via the supplied USB cable, and if necessary to the electric circuit.
Please note that it is required to sign in as an administrator to perform the following steps!
2. Open the Disk Management by right clicking the Desktop/Computer icon in the start menu. (In Windows XP, the Computer symbol may be located on the desktop) Select the menu item ‘Manage’.  In the left menu under Volume, click on Disk Management.
3. You can also open the Disk Management by entering ‘diskmgmt.msc’ in the input field of the start menu. After inputting, open the displayed application.
4. The bottom part shows a graphical representation of the drives connected to your computer (CD1, CD2, HDD, Card reader…)
5. If you are not sure which of the indicated drives refers to your external hard drive, please perform the described steps with the Datastation not connected in order to compare which entry is removed or added. This entry corresponds to your Datastation. If a wizard opens automatically, the drive was not initialized. Follow the instructions and select ‘MBR’ as partition type. After completing, the drive is initialized and it can be partitioned and formatted.
6. Right click the graphic that is now displayed with a black bar representing your TREKSTOR drive. Select the menu item New Partition in the appearing menu. A wizard to create new partitions is opened. Click Continue.
Select a primary partition and click Continue. You are now prompted to enter a new size for the drive.  Click Continue. The next screen can be accepted without changes. Click Continue. You are now prompted to format the newly created partition. Check the Perform Quick Format/Quickformat box and click Continue and then Complete. As soon as a letter and a file system are available for your created drive, the Datastation picco SSD 3.0 is operational.


Why can I not copy large files to my Datastation picco SSD 3.0?  

The file system FAT32 limits the maximum size of files.
This file system offers the maximum compatibility with different operating systems. Unfortunately, FAT32 is limited with respect to the maximum possible size of a file. The theoretical limit of the file size is 4 GB. In some cases, a copy process can already fail when the file size exceeds 2 GB.

When you want to store files bigger than 2 GB on your Datastation picco SSD 3.0, please format it with another file system. We suggest that you use the file system NTFS when you use a Windows® operating system and HFS+ when you use a MAC®. You can find instructions on how to format your external hard drive in the operating instructions.

Caution! When formatting a hard drive, ALL data on it is deleted! You must make a back-up of all data on the hard drive before commencing to format it.

On delivery, your Datastation picco SSD 3.0 is formatted with the file system NTFS.

Why does my computer tell me that there is less storage space on my Datastation picco SSD 3.0 than the sticker on the external hard drive states?  

When specifying a memory capacity, TREKSTOR, like all manufacturers of hard drives, complies with the norms set by the International System of Units (SI). This internationally accepted system defines the prefix "Giga" as 109, i.e. a Gigabyte (GB) is Bytes. Most manufacturers of operating systems unfortunately do not comply with this norm and use the base 2 for indicating memory capacity (in professional circles, memory capacities using this base are called Gibibyte, abbreviated as GiB). 1 GiB is 230 = 1.073.741.824 Bytes. Most operating systems use the abbreviation GB even though the memory capacity displayed is in GiB. This is why a hard drive with a capacity of e.g. 500 GB is displayed by an operating system as having a capacity of only 466 GiB.

How do I format my Datastation picco SSD 3.0?  

Your Datastation picco SSD 3.0 has been preformatted with the high-performance file system NTFS. This file system is optimized for use with Microsoft® Windows® systems from Windows XP and also works great with modern Linux® operating systems.

If you use Mac® OS X it is necessary that you use a different file system. You can easily reformat your Datastation picco SSD 3.0 with a different file system using the "Disc Utility" of Mac OS X. You have the choice between the file system "HFS+" ("Mac OS Extended"), which is optimized for use with Mac® OS X, and the file system "FAT32", which permits the exchange of data with Windows operating systems.

Note: ALL the data on the disk will be deleted when you format it!


  • Windows
    The Datastation can be formatted like any other hard disk in Windows.
  1. Under "My Computer"/"Computer", right-click on the local disk "TREKSTOR"
  2. Select "Format…" from the context menu that appears.
  3. Left-click on the "Start" button, and confirm that you want to format by clicking the "OK" button.


  • Mac® OS X from 10.4
    To format the Datastation in Mac OS X, please proceed as follows:
  1. Select "Finder" --> "Programs" --> "Utilities" and open "Disk Utility".
  2. Click on the Datastation to select it. It is listed under its model number.
  3. In the right side of the window, select "Partition".
  4. Use the drop-down list under "Volume Scheme" to select the number of partitionsyou want to create.


  • Formatting with the file system HFS+
    To format the Datastation picco SSD 3.0 in Mac OS X with the file format "HFS+" ("Mac OS Extended")please proceed as follows:
  1. Click on the button "Options" and choose either "GUID Partition Table" or"Apple Partition Table" as the partition scheme and confirm the choice byklicking on "OK".
  2. Use the drop-down list to determine the file system for the hard disk/partition tobe formatted, and enter the name in the provided field.
  3. To start the formatting of the Datastation, click on the "Apply" button and confirm this by clicking on "Partition", in the window that appears.


  • Formatting with the file system FAT32
  1. The file system "FAT32" offers the maximum compatibility with different operatingsystems. Unfortunately, it is limited with respect to the maximum possible size of a file(max. 4 GB). To format the Datastation using Mac® OS X with the file system "FAT32"please proceed as follows:
  2. Click on the button "Options" and choose "Master Boot Record" as the partitionscheme and confirm the selection by klicking on "OK".
  3. Use the drop-down list to select the file system "MS-DOS"/"MS-DOS (FAT)" for the hard disk/partition to be formatted, and enter the name in the provided field.
  4. Please wait until the formatting of your Datastation has been completed.Please note that formatting under Mac® OS X 10.4.x takes a long time.
  5. To start the formatting of the Datastation picco SSD 3.0, click on the "Apply" button and confirmthis by clicking on "Partition", in the window that appears.
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