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. so I bought the hitachi simple tough because it was said to be by many reviews "indestructable". I received the item from amazon and filled it up with movies and music for my upcoming trip.
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... worked fine until I had about half my backup on it, then decided it no longer wanted to be recognized. If I leave it plugged in for a long time (15+ min.
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 recognize the drive. Now after taking some time to read how to fix it??!! FORMAT and re-use. How about FORMAT and DESTROY.
Summary: I got a good deal on this product and it seemed to get good reviews. I haven't really been able to use it because I use a macbook pro and this requires BOTH USB ports. That's just silly. What if I need to use the usb port for something else, which I ALWAYS do? What a waste of money!
Summary: I purchased one of these drives and it wasn't even a year old when it cratered. I was running my mac Time Machine backup and all of a sudden it started making a clicking noise and froze my whole system. After rebooting, the disk will not mount and I am SOL. Now it's going to cost me a couple hundred bucks to recover the data. DON'T BUY A HITACHI DRIVE!!
Summary: I purchased this drive just about two weeks ago. After loading my favorite files, the drive worked just fine. I accessed my files on this drive maybe 6 or 7 times in the last two weeks. Then, all of a sudden, three days ago it decided not to show up in the "my computer" screen anymore as the Hitachi Simple Drive Mini, merely as an unformatted, lettered drive. I attempted simple diagnostic checks that the Hitachi web support people recommended and, nothing.