Reviews and Problems with Hitachi SimpleDrive Mini 500 GB
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Great and reliable drive
3 April 2013
Summary: I have been using this for 3 years now. It never failed and never gave me any errors. I was not using it extensively, but it had it's portion of load. I've carried this drive with me in a lot of trips and used it with a variety of OS's and it was and is always working.
Summary: I bought this hard drive for my many space A travels in military planes. Since there is a lot of movement and sometimes youre only allowed a small bag in the planes, things have to be a bit tight inside that backpack.
Summary: Bought this item, #1 because I was looking for a good storage drive; #2 because I ALWAYS trusted Hitachi to make a very good electronics product; #3 because the price was fantastic! Should have been a clue... "If it sounds too good to be true.." Yep...
Summary: This drive is junk. It has always been slow to mount or be recognized. I read numerous reviews a year ago and thought they were being overly critical so I bought it anyway. I found out the hard way by losing all of my data because just out of the blue my Mac won't mount the drive and my PC won't...
Summary: I got this drive as a tote around for Video and Photos. I'm both a Mac and PC user so my insight is unique on this product. First thing I noted after opening the package is the small size and weight of this drive. With the curved lightweight body you could easily slip this into a hip pocket.
Summary: I bought this drive at Costco for $39. Brought it to office, plugged it in to computer and it worked perfectly. I brought it home and plugged it into one computer and it worked perfectly. Plugged it into second computer and it makes little beep beep noises and isn't recognized.
Summary: Bought this to back up 13 years of business files and all my music and pictures. No set-up....just plug and play. Back up speed was incredibly fast. Got it at Costco for $39....can't beat the value.
Summary: I was pleased at how easy this drive connected to my dad's 10 year old emac and I could transfer files to my new macbook pro without formatting or installing anything. I have noticed that file transfers are faster with 2 USB ports and I used a powered USB hub (my dad's machine only has 1.1 USB).