Summary: Set up was completely effortless, and it seems to work as smoothly and as quickly as more expensive external drives I've purchased (some of which were really draggy for no reason I could ever figure out). I'm a designer, so this is my 5th or 6th backup drive, and I've owned WD and Seagate drives. 1 TB, cheap. I'm happy.
Summary: I purchased the 1TB drive less than two months ago. Out of the box the drive was very slow, and very noisy. First the drive started to disappear from My Computer. With every reboot I had to unplug the hard drive and reconnect it to get it to show in My Computer. I contacted Hitachi, and was told that was normal for the drive. I have never heard of having to disconnect a hard drive and reconnect it with every reboot.
Summary: The headline says it all. Broke the case open to try to salvage my data, plugged it into a SATA port and guess what??? The actual DRIVE is bad! Avoid this one like the plague. Never had a hard drive fail this quickly.
Summary: Do not purchase this drive. It died after two months of use. I have never had an external drive die so quickly before. It would not start up on any operating system and appears to be cycling as though it can not start up. I failed to research this product online before buying and that was my mistake. I hope my review will protect others.
Summary: Knew something was up when I plugged it in for the first time and booted up. PC stuck in boot cycle. Had to disconnect hard drive or power down for boot cycle to complete. Never had a chance to look and see if PC was trying to boot from this device. Next issue, tried backing up for the first time but backup software balked, saying this hard drive was formatted as FAT32. Who uses that anymore? After formatting to NTFS, backup was successful.
Summary: This is a hard drive that's used to save backups and old files so it's hardly used. It didn't long before it started having problems. The drive wouldn't spin. One time I put it in the freezer for 1/2 hour and it started working. Looks like it suffers from ventilation issues. Recently it died. It doesn't turn on and there's no light. Power supply is fine. I am going to take out the drive and use my own USB kit.
Summary: Had the product for about 4 months. No problems until last week. Very poor ventilation. The enclosure failed after four months. Pulled the drive out of the enclosure and put it into another empty one i had around using the same hookups and worked perfectly. There is probably some manufacturing fault with the circuitry on the connector side of things.
Summary: Die Platte dient ganz gut als Datengrab, aber wenn sie erst einmal eingeschlafen wurde (von Windows), dann wacht sie so schnell nicht wieder auf. + Preis/Leistung + Geschwindigkeit + Design/Temperaturen - Lautstärke/Vibrationen - Dauer der "Reanimation"