Take your data anywhere with the ORTO-450
Ortial's first portable external SSD
Ortial goes portable
Since 2013 we've been developing our range of internal SSDs to improve computing performance with fast, reliable flash storage devices. With more data than ever in the world, we've developed an external SSD range, so that you can take your data anywhere.
Compatible with a variety of devices, the ORTO-450 is durable, light and sleek. It comes with a 3-year warranty supported by our friendly UK technical team.
So whether you're cataloguing photos, collaborating with colleagues or downloading your movie collection for travel, our external range is ready when you are.
Go anywhere with your data
What size external SSD do I need?
Gaming storage for consoles and PCs
External SSDs have become a necessity for both PC and console gamers. With game install sizes increasing with every new release, and open-world games requiring super-fast data streaming, speed is as important as size, that's why an SSD is the best choice. Fast and reliable, with sizes up to 1TB.
Be film ready fast, anywhere you like.
Store hours of your favourite films and shows to take with you anywhere, no wi-fi needed! Lightweight and durable, the ORTO-450 has transfer speeds up to up to 550 MB/s, so you can transfer movies in flash.
Check out the technical specifications
The ORTO-450 is Ortial's external SSD storage device. This portable drive allows you to take your data anywhere, freeing up space on your computer or games console.
Lightweight, stylish and durable, the ORTO-450 is ideal for graphic designers, gamers, professionals and students in need of a high-capacity portable storage solution.
Retail ready packaging and sales support
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A rough guide to capacity sizes
We've put together this handy chart to help you decide what size capacity best suits your workload. It covers average photo, video and music usage.
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Support articles - Using your ORTO-450
When you are wanting to eject you ORTO-450 from your computer, we recommend following the steps below. This will help reduce the chances of corrupting your data.
- Firstly, make sure that everything that you have opened from the ORTO-450 are fully closed down
- Make sure that any software that is running from the drives such as apps, games etc are also shut down
- If you click on the upwards arrow in the bottom right of the screen and click on the icon for the ORTO-450 and click “Safely Remove Hardware” and “Eject Media” to safely remove the ORTO-450
- Open the “File Explorer”. For Windows 7 this can be done by pressing “Start” and then “Computer”. For Windows 8 and later versions you can hold the Windows key down and press “X” and select the “File Explorer”. Once this is done you will need to right-click on the corresponding drive letter.
- On the menu, press “Format”
- Leave the settings as the default or change specific values if needed. For the best performance and compatibility, we suggest using ExFAT for the file system and GPT for the partition scheme. Although specific applications may have different requirements.
- If you click “Start” a confirmation message will appear when the formatting is complete.
1. Test the drive
Test the drive in another USB port and try use a different cable if you have one available to rule out that there is a faulty connection.
in another USB port and try use a different cable if you have one available to rule out that there is a faulty connection.
- 2. Find new hardware icon
Look in the “System Tray” for the “Find New Hardware” icon. If you still can not see this, try take the drive into a different computer and see if this is visible.
- 3. Find Drive
If the icon is in the “System Tray”, go to the “File Explorer”. The drive should be there as a removeable device, if you cannot see it, move onto step 4.
- 4. If not found, find drive in disk management
You will need to right-click onto “My Computer” and select manage. Click on “Disk Management” and look for the drive on the right. If it is there right-click on it and select “Change Drive Letter” and follow the steps to assign a new drive letter. After, check “My Computer” for the removeable drive again.
- 5. Open Device Manager
If the drive isn’t in “Disk Management”, open “Device Manager”. Once in “Device Manager”, look for a yellow “?” or “!” under the category “Universal Serial Bus Controller”.
- 6. Uninstall unwanted icons
If you see any of the yellow icons, right-click on that line and “Uninstall” it. When that is done, restart the computer with the ORTO-450 drive still connected.
- 7. Restart
If the drive still is not recognised by Windows, remove all other devices using USB other than mouse and keyboard and restart again.
Hopefully one of these steps has helped you find your ORTO-450 drive. If it has please check out our formatting your ORTO-450 drive on Windows.
Ortial ORTO-450 – and using your external SSD with your Playstation 4
Use the ORTO-450 with your Playstation®4 to expand your game and applications storage. Your Playstation®4 will allow you to use 1 external SSD at a time to support your gaming experience.
The process is very quick and easy by following the steps below to expand your Playstation®4 storage:
Insert your ORTO-450 external SSD into the Playstation®4
Plug the ORTO-450 into your Playstation®4 console. Plug the USB-C cable into the external SSD, and then plug the other end of the USB-C cable into the included USB-A adaptor and then plug into the games console.
Format your ORTO-450 External SSD
Turn on the Playstation®4. Once the console is live, you go into the settings and select devices, USB Storage device and format as extended storage. This will now mean that your ORTO-450 is formatted to your Playstation®4.
Change the Playstation®4 storage settings
You need to change the storage settings before your external SSD will store anything. To set where the storage will be downloaded, you will need to go to settings, options, and then select application install location. Then click extended storage and your downloads will then go directly to your ORTO-450 external SSD.
Move apps between your ORTO-450 and Playstation®4
Once the drive has been formatted" and you have set the download section to extended storage, you can move apps, games and save other files to your ORTO SSD. Simply select the app that you want to move, press the options button on your games controller, and select move to extended storage or move to system storage. Once you’ve clicked move, either select OK or cancel.
How to disconnect correctly
When you disconnect your ORTO SSD, you need to ensure this is done correctly to prevent any data loss or corruption. Ensure you never disconnect the ORTO drive whilst the PS4 is in the process of shutting down or in rest mode. Go to the Quick menu, select sounds/devices, select stop using external storage. Once you select OK, your ORTO drive will be safe to unplug.
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Use your ORTO-450 with your computer to expand your storage. By attaching your ORTO-450 you can save and transfer your photos, videos, music and larger games onto the external SSD. The process is very quick and easy by following the steps below to expand your computer storage.
- Insert your ORTO-450 into your computer
First, you will need to insert the USB cable into your ORTO-450 and then plug the other end into a USB-C port on your computer. If you do not have a USB-C port on your computer, you will need to use the USB-C to USB-A adapter.
- Check the ORTO-450 is working with your computer
For windows, you should be able to use your ORTO-450 in File Explorer. When you are in File Explorer, you should see “My Computer” that the ORTO-450 is present. You should be able to go into the ORTO-450 and move, copy and delete files.
- Disconnecting your ORTO-450
One of the main perks of having an external SSD is that you can take your it wherever you go, but you need to make sure you disconnect it properly in order to make sure no files are lost.
For windows, at the bottom right of the taskbar, click the upwards arrow and will pop up some icons. You will need to right-click the eject media icon and select the ORTO-450 and wait until a message pops up to say it is safe to eject.
For Mac OS, there are two different ways to eject your ORTO-450:
- You can find the ORTO-450 icon in the desktop. You can select it and press the command button and the “e” key, and this will eject the ORTO-450.
- You can also use the finder which is in the left-hand side of the window. You will need to find the ORTO-450 under devices and click on the effect button on the right-hand side. Once that is done you need to select the eject icon on the right-hand side of the ORTO-450.
- Select "Finder".
- Select "Applications".
- Select "Utilities".
- Select "Disk Utility".
- Select the ORTO-450 from the list on the left.
- Select "Erase".
- Give the drive a name, select "ExFAT" for the format, and select GUID Partition Map for the scheme (unless your applications require another scheme for compatibility).
- Select "Erase" at the bottom.
- If it pops up again, select "Erase" again.
- Once the process is complete, click "Done".
Make sure you eject your ORTO-450 drive properly by clicking on the “Eject” button next to the drives name in “Finder” or select the ORTO-450 drive icon on the desktop and move it into the “trash”. This will help minimise the chances of corrupting your files and data.
Use the ORTO-450 with your iPad Pro to expand your storage. By attaching your ORTO-450 you can save and transfer your photos, videos, apps and other data onto the external SSD. The process is very quick and easy by following the steps below to expand your iPad Pro storage.
1. Insert your ORTO-450 into your iPad Pro
Plug the ORTO-450 into your iPad with a USB-C port or with a lightening connector if using a pre-2018 iPad model. Plug one end of the USB-C cable into the ORTO-450 and with the other end plug either the USB-C port or the Lightening connector with a Lightening adapter into the iPad Pro.
2. Open and browse the files app
You will need to locate your files app. When you open it, you will need to locate your ORTO-450 in the sidebar and open it.
- 3. Moving files from your ORTO-450 to your iPad Pro
You will need to click on any of the files on your ORTO-450 that you want to transfer to your iPad Pro. Make sure you press “Move” and then select the destination you want to save it onto your iPad. Next select “Copy”.
- 4. Moving files from your iPad Pro to your ORTO-450
You will need to go into your files app and select your ORTO-450 in the sidebar. You will need to select the folder you will want to move your files onto your ORTO-450. You can then select all the files you want to move such as: photos, videos etc. Make sure you press “copy” to move the files across onto your ORTO-450.
If your ORTO-450 is not being recognised by apps on your Mac, you may be able to fix this by reformatting the drive and making sure that the scheme is set to MBR. To do this, please follow the following steps. But make sure you back up any data you wish to keep as formatting the drive will delete all the data it contains.
- Launch Disk Utility. You can find this by opening Finder and then selecting "Applications", then "Utilities." Then, select "Disk Utility."
- Disk Utility will then open in a single window divided into two panes with a toolbar across the top. The left-hand pane contains the drive(s) and any volumes associated with the drives in a hierarchical view.
- Select the storage device that you wish to format from the left-hand pane. Be sure to select the ORTO-450.
- The ORTO-450 will appear in the right-hand side with details about it such as location etc.
- With the ORTO-450 selected, click the "Erase" button at the top of the screen.
- When the window opens, you will be given the option to rename the ORTO-450.
- Set the format option to "exFAT."
- Set the scheme to "GUID Partition Table" (GPT) unless an older application requires you use MBR. Note that using MBR with higher capacity drives may limit the amount of space you can use on the drive.
- Click the "Erase" button at the bottom of the screen. Once complete, your ORTO-450 will be formatted.
Use the ORTO-450 with your Xbox One to expand your game and applications storage. Your Playstation®4 will allow you to use 1 external SSD at a time to support your gaming experience.
The process is very quick and easy by following the steps below to expand your Xbox One storage:
- 1. Insert your ORTO-450 into your Xbox One
Plug the ORTO-450 into your Xbox One console. Plug the USB-C cable into the external SSD, and then plug the other end of the USB-C cable into the included USB-A adaptor and then plug into the games console.
- 2. Format your ORTO-450 External SSD
When you turn on your Xbox One, it will prompt you to format your drive. If you cancel the it before it is completed, you can manually set it up later. If you want the formatting to start, click “Format Storage Device” when prompted.
- 3. Name Your ORTO-450 Drive
You can enter a name for the ORTO-450 drive. Once this is done, you can either choose “Install new things here” or “keep current location”. If you choose “Install new things here”, everything from games to apps etc will be saved onto the ORTO-450. If you choose “keep current location” you can choose to save things onto the ORTO-450 later.
- 4. Complete the formatting
You will want to press “Format storage device”. Once the process is complete your ORTO-450 is ready to use. You can now copy, move and install your games and apps onto the ORTO-450 and you can enjoy having more storage for your Xbox One.
- 5. How to detect your ORTO-450
To make sure that your Xbox One recognises your ORTO-450, open the menu by pressing the Xbox button on your controller. Go to “System” and then “Settings” and then “Storage”. If you can see the ORTO-450 on the list, it is ready to be used.
If your ORTO-450 is under “Universal Serial Bus” controllers and has a red or yellow error mark, follow these steps to help fix the issue:
- Right-click on the ORTO-450 device and click on “Uninstall”
- Unplug the ORTO-450 and restart the computer. Once done, reconnect the drive and check for the ORTO-450 under “My Computer”.
- If you are unable to see the ORTO-450 then go to “Disk Management” and check to see if you can see the drive. If you can see it, try and assign a drive letter. Right-click on it and select “Change Drive Letter” and follow the steps to create a new drive letter. Once done, check “My Computer” and check for the ORTO-450 again.
- If you restart the computer and then check for the ORTO-450 under “My Computer”
- If the ORTO-450 is still not detected, double click on the yellow mark and click on the drivers tab. Then click “update drivers”. Continue the driver update wizard. If you select the recommended option and then in the screen specify a location option and type the location “c:\windows\inf,” and click “Next”.
- The wizard will search for the driver file and display it when it finds the correct driver. If the wizard selects usbstor.inf file, click “Next” and finish the installation process. Finally, check for the ORTO-450 under “My Computer”.