Summary: I purchased 2 of this drives because I thought that was a good price and I lost all the data in both units. They just stop working for no reason, don't use this brand is terrible. I lost all the backups of all the family pictures and music and movies. Is just that the pictures had been lost and is no price that can replace the memories. Very disappointed.
Summary: I have had this product for a few months and it worked fine until it fell on it's side, it did not fall off a table or chair merely onto it's side! Suddenly my computer could not read the parameters, it has a strange clicking sound and all my files have been lost! I have tried to format it but nothing happens. If I had bought this from ebuyer it would have still been under their return policy...
Summary: Pros: good value for money, 1000gb is more thn enough space for almost everyone, looks sleek (I like the little stand it comes with. No problems 18 months on. Cons: the 'Hitachi' logo light is a bit brigt when plugged in - bit annoying if you sleep in the same room as it when turned on.
Summary: I can't believe there is not a single negative review, I must be the only one who got unlucky with this item. I had it for 3 whole months, my girlfiend accidentaly dropped it from the harm chair, how high would might be? Not high enough to break it right??? Wrong!!! From the armchair has follen onto the carpet and stopped working. O well, I guess Im just unlucky!!!
Summary: Had this product for 3 months, thought it was great, so easy to use, BUT, the upright design is not very stable, it got knocked over and hey ho, now have the click of death!!! If you buy one of these ONLY use it horizontally!!!
Summary: After buying this product in August I posted a negative review as a result of the drive failing to start. Since that time I have tried using it again and had no further problems to date [touch wood!]. I suspect the problem may have been caused by my computer. However the fact that it failed to start with the consequent loss of data was a very nasty shock.
Summary: Does exactly what it says on the box. Easy to set up to run as back drive for the home PC, which operates on 64bit Win 7. Not the full 1Tb as advertised but hey none ever are there is always some loss, why cannot 1Tb mean one Tb not 8-900Gb?? This is only running as a back up drive so no comments about speed and longevity yet. Hopefully with relatively low use this will help to preserve the device?
Summary: Very quiet and easy to use. A great relief to finally have an offsite backup after all my dithering about which disk to buy. No special software, just drag and drop or use the backup facility!
Summary: Well made, good looking external hard drive. Bought this because of Hitachi brand name. Easy set up very straight forward to use. Plenty of storage space for majority of users. Fairly fast transfer of files. Litteraly just plug in & using Windows 7 found new hardware straight away. After a few weeks use no trouble what so ever.