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Our file transfer test consists of transferring a folder filled with nearly 30GB 9, files in folders of images, MP3 files, videos, and documents of various types from our test computer to the external hard drive.

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Hitachi SimpleDrive 1 Terabyte (1TB) USB 2.0 3.5″ External Hard Drive (Silver/Black)

Please try again now or at a later time. Back to Storage forum 8 total posts. While it’s loud and we have nits about the power supply and heat, the drive offers consumers a ton of storage space in a durable easy-to-use package that’s semi-portable.

I found out with some experimentation that the drive inside the case was ok.

Hitachi SimpleDrive Rev 3 2.0TB USB External Hard Drive Review

Not finding what you are looking for? Connect the drive to another machine – a The drive can tip about 15 degrees left or right before it will fall on its side. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: Backed up data is stored in. This window allows users to access help, format the drive, and most importantly, install the backup software advertised on the box.


But if the stuffs in the harddrive isn’t that important then I would just go ahead and start all over and format the thing. Apple will recognize a FAT 32 format. It has a very clean design with a two-tone silver and black color scheme with blue LED accent that wraps around the base when the slmpledrive is powered on. Simpledrivf black parts are a glossy plastic while the silver enclosure is aluminum.

I have a large music library that I copied long ago from CDs onto my laptop.

Hitachi SimpleDrive 1 Terabyte (1TB) USB ” External Hard Drive (Silver/Black)

David Payne Level 3 Expert Answers. This was helpful 0. Part of the “simple” of my SimpleDrive is not having a power switch, but rather the drive’s detecting the USB connection to a computer. Alun Cox Level 3 Expert Answers. The Hitachi SimpleDrive 2. This can get annoying when the drive powers down after inactivity; any program that wants to access the drive will be held up while the drive is spinning up until it is ready.

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Additionally, the drive has a high ambient noise level; from several feet away, the SimpleDrive can be heard humming away. The drive is constantly on to detect when it has been connected to a computer.


Way back when, simpedrive programming microprocessors, I’ve discovered that some computer problems are only solved by turning the durn things off. Samsung ZET Review. My simple drive hitachi. Just a couple thoughts. If you want a large external storage option that can be moved around and doesn’t have to live on your desk, the latest generation Hitachi SimpleDrive is worth considering.

I had filled it with important stuff that is work related so I really need this to work. The hard drive wouldn’t read and required that it be formatted in order for me to use it again.

I’d get another case elsewhere Geeks, Cyberguys before I’d use one of those as primary dependence. My drive will not come on at all. Excessive noise level Runs hot when stressed Large wall plug takes up multiple outlets Difficult to take apart without damaging enclosure Bottom Line.

You are reporting the following post: When the drive is powered off the difference is very noticeable.