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A fantom drive is a huge thumb drive or flash drive and it should work the same way: you don't need to install it, it should work with any os and there's no software needed; you just plugged in and turn it on, that's it. your computer (if it's not old: ..2000/xp or vista) should see it a few seconds after you have plugged it into the usb port (go to my computer and look for the new hard drive under removable drives).
when you save to you fantom drive you save files as with any other file that you would save in your computer. you only need to know what the drive letter is for your fantom drive. the computer should assigned an avaliable letter. (for instance the hard drive is usually drive C, your fdd is usually A, your cd drive is usually D, so your fantom drive could be E... (or any other letter avaliable) check under my computer and look for the new added drive, there will be a letter next to it). Unless the idea of having a fantom drive is to keep it permanently attached to your computer I would not suggest for you to install programs on your computer storing the programs files on the fantom drive. this drives are supposed to be removable/portable storage.. they're supposed to be for you to store documents and other files you may need to be able to access in mobile way. of course, you can save programs but I'm hoping you're meaning the installation files for you to install a program. the acutal program files should be kept in the default location which is c:/program files which is technically the hard drive inside your computer. if you need to keep the installation file of a program so you can take it to another computer then make sense for the installation files (not the program files) to be kept on the fantom drive.
I hope it's clear.. post back if you have any other questions..
I hope it helps too.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
You don't mention what kind of OS you're using - but either Windows, or OS X should see your drive regardless.
Windows: Format the drive with NTFS.
Mac: Finder should pop up and ask you if you want to initalize the drive, you can choose 'yes' and continue.
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