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Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus 500GB

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Hitachi LifeStudio Plus 500GB Review

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15 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Ever heard the phrase, “Do one thing, and do it well?” Hitachi surely has. The company took that advice, considered it, threw it out the window, and released an external backup drive bundled with a media suite that does many things—some of them potentially interesting, but none of them particularly well. The Hitachi LifeStudio Plus is an external backup drive with an interesting dock, a cool companion USB key, and a clunky, awkward integrated software suite.
  • Pros: Neat hard drive dock; cool flash-drive magnetic interface.
  • Cons: Clumsy bundled software; MyKey doesn't sync correctly.
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Overall 9
8.9
Value for money 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.8
Construction 9
9.0
Functionality 10
9.5
Appearance 9
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Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus 500GB External Drive

Benchmark Reviews
17 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Since the drive is built with USB 2.0 technology it won't be winning any speed contests. But even large movie files transfer in under a minute. The installed applications consume a small amount of resources and can be run as one of many other open applications. The resources consumed make it hardly noticeable when a backup takes place.
  • Pros: Dockable USB key, Portable Hard Drive, Very easy to use, 3D Wall, Easy to access online content, Automatic backups, Automatic USB sync, Cloud storage option, Basic file support
  • Cons: No advanced options, Content player lacks features, Software must be installed
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