Hitachi 500Gb Portable Drive External USB 2.0 HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2010-06-02

Hitachi has a nice looking product line-up of external 2.5 inch drives, we take a look at their 500Gb Portable Drive which comes with a fancy Carbon Fibre finish. Is it up to the task of backing up our vital data? Let us find out

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Introduction & Specs


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Hitachi does have a new product lineup composed from 2.5'' portable drives, in different colored enclosures, depending on the drive sizes. The drive performance is limited by the USB 2.0 interface but it is enough for data archiving or moving information from one computer to another. The enclosure has white activity LEDs, which light up and blink depending on the drives' status.

I would like to thank Hitachi for providing making this review possible.

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About the Hitachi Company
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies was founded in 2003 and was formed as a result of the strategic combination of IBM and Hitachi’s storage technology businesses. Storage is one of Hitachi’s five core businesses; substantial technology and financial resources have been committed to ensure a successful and profitable business. The company’s vision is to enable users to fully engage in the digital lifestyle by providing access to large amounts of storage capacity in formats suitable for the office, on the road and in the home. Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is positioned to immediately advance the role of hard disk drives beyond traditional computing environments to consumer electronics and other emerging applications.

The company will extend the world-renowned R&D heritage of its founders and build on their combined 80 years of hard disk drive expertise. With substantial and dedicated research and development investments, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is positioned to inspire and lead the future of storage technologies.

Hitachi brings a customer-focused and full-service approach to solutions for the hard disk drive marketplace. The company defines the standard for product and service excellence with world-class operations, substantial technical knowledge and a comprehensive customer support infrastructure.

Features, Specifications

  • Sleek pocket-sized design
  • Velvety smooth texture for a secure grip (Red Wine, Blue Dusk)
  • Durable and made for travel
  • Simple, automatic backups with Hitachi Local Backup
  • Express yourself with multiple colors and capacities
  • All-in-one high speed USB 2.0 ‘Y’ cable (included) also provides power
  • Cool underside LEDs for extra glow
  • Free technical support
  • 3 Year warranty

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