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Hitachi SimpleDrive Mini 500 GB
6.1 out of 10

Hitachi SimpleDrive Mini 500 GB

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Reviews and Problems with Hitachi SimpleDrive Mini 500 GB

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Overall 2
2.0

Not a very reliable hard drive

Jose, Amazon
24 September 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

250GB Harddrive failure!

bluej4, Amazon
23 June 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

It is a power hog and I recommend you look for a better HD if you really ...

H. Alexander, Amazon
23 June 2011
  • Summary: First chance I get, I'll give it away! I have connected this now to 4 desktops and three laptops and none have sufficient power to drive. Literally have to supply a separate power supply to get it to work.When you give it enough power, it works ok, but I need this to be mobile and don't want to...
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Overall 2
2.0

BEWARE!! YOU'LL LOSE IT ALL!!!

C. Jones, Amazon
20 June 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

USB Powered? Sort of.

Drew Allen, Amazon
30 May 2011
  • Summary: I can't comment on how it works yet. I knew I was in trouble when the thing had an AC adapter plug but no adapter included (Cheap.) The thing has a two-into-one USB port, the idea being, if you need the extra power to run it off of whatever you're hooking up to, plug both ports in for extra power.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed right out of the box

Drive User, Amazon
30 May 2011
  • Summary: I bought this at Costco for $49 as it looked like a great deal (an impulse buy), got it home and it failed right out of the box. The contents included a cable with two usb connectors to plug into your computer and a mini connector to plug into the SimpleDrive.
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Overall 2
2.0

Beware!

Dave Shocker, Amazon
30 May 2011
  • Summary: I bought two external Hitachi drives - each failed within about three months of the 1 year warranty. Explained my situation to Hitachi customer service, got no where. Beware!
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Overall 2
2.0

Drive crashed after 2 weeks of mild usage

P. Thorpe, Amazon
26 May 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not worth the money

DogLover, Amazon
26 May 2011
  • 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!
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed after one year

D. Italiano, Amazon
19 May 2011
  • Summary: Failed after only one year of use, luckily I had it backed up. One star is too much, but had to give it something!
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