HITACHI SimpleDrive External Hard Drive - 1TB - now £53.99 delivered @ PC World - HotUKDeals
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Running out of storage space on your laptop or PC? Want the freedom to transport large multimedia files like films or video recordings? Try the Hitachi SimpleDrive External Hard Drive. This great USB external hard disk offers a fantastic 1TB of storage and looks great as the 3.5-inch disk is enclosed in a sleek aluminium chassis.

Capacity - 1 TB
Interface - USB 2.0
Performances - 7200 rpm
Transfer Rate - Up to 480 Mbps
Buffer Memory - Information not provided
Size - 6.50" (H) x 4.75" (L) x 2.44" (W)
Weight - 1.0 kg
Required Configuration - Mac or PC, free USB port
Content External hard drive, USB cable, AC adaptor, Quick Install Guide, Hitachi Backup Software
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#1
Seems a good drive so far - has a semi standby function that must extend life of drive...
#2
Heat. The 10HD code didnt work last month as it was collect only and they only let you use promo code for delivery based options. Got one myself and its nice and quiet and auto-standbys when not in use so improves the life of it a little
#3
A sudden flood of 1Tb drives today! :-)
#4
Christ thats hot - got scorching here last month when it was about a fiver more...
#5
Can I confirm that you cannot use the 10HD to collect from store? Shame as there's a PC World around the corner.
#6
Got one of these from tesco direct when it was about 55 a few weeks back. A top drive and at this price its a steal. Hot!
#7
Does anyone know if this drive has an (on-off) power switch?
#8
skr80
Seems a good drive so far - has a semi standby function that must extend life of drive...


that wont increase lifespan
#9
ordered
#10
I've got 1TB and 2TB versions of this drive and both have been fantastic.

Heat added, I paid more:x
#11
Knightlife
Does anyone know if this drive has an (on-off) power switch?


No on-off switch but it hibernates when not in use so is a little more energy efficient like the WD My Books.
#12
Have some H&R
#13
anyone tell me if this is a serial drive inside or a ata?
#14
Gavin01
anyone tell me if this is a serial drive inside or a ata?


will defo be sata
#15
bought for £64 from tesco direct for my lg 32lh3000 and collected today (next day) from my local tesco after working out amazon next day delivery charges (which would have been delivered today same like tesco), 500 club card points and quidco.

Pros:
enclosure looks very solid, size is good, 3-4 different power adapters, pre-formatted NTFS, 3 years warranty

Cons:
Very noisy (ambient hum sound due to platters + read / write clicks especially when copying big volumes of data), data transfer speed can maximum reach 30 MBps (240 Mbps)

A nice review (for 2TB model with same features) can be found at http://www.storagereview.com/hitachi_simpledrive_rev_3_2_0tb_usb_external_hard_drive_review
#16
dcx_badass
Hot, I have two I bought last month for £60 each, good drives.


Can you hear read / write clicks on your drive?
#17
Is this PS3 compatable? if formatted to FAT32
#18
kzee
bought for £64 from tesco direct for my lg 32lh3000 and collected today (next day) from my local tesco after working out amazon next day delivery charges (which would have been delivered today same like tesco), 500 club card points and quidco.

Pros:
enclosure looks very solid, size is good, 3-4 different power adapters, pre-formatted NTFS, 3 years warranty

Cons:
Very noisy (ambient hum sound due to platters + read / write clicks especially when copying big volumes of data), data transfer speed can maximum reach 30 MBps (240 Mbps)

A nice review (for 2TB model with same features) can be found at http://www.storagereview.com/hitachi_simpledrive_rev_3_2_0tb_usb_external_hard_drive_review


Was gonna get for use in a nas then as it works out better value, but wont now if its that noisy. Thanks for the heads up
#19
Brilliant drive, picked it up from the similar deal that was posted up on here a few weeks back. :thumbsup:
#20
Gavin01
Was gonna get for use in a nas then as it works out better value, but wont now if its that noisy. Thanks for the heads up


I talked to tesco customer support and they simply asked me to go to store to return it and get refund.
#21
usb or mains powered?
#22
To reformat a big drive like this for a PS3, you'll need to do two things with teh drive connected to a PC.

Format it to FAT32 [Google "format fat32 larger than 32gb"] to get a utility that'll handle a drive larger than 32Gb.

Create folders called "Picture", "Music", "Video" and "Game" then transfer all the files you want to access via the PS3 to the correct folder. [n.b. File sizes have to be smaller than 4Gb for FAT32, so no big HD files will work. You'll need to chop them up.]

Plug it into the PS3 and voila.
#23
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SQUEAK;8379697']To reformat a big drive like this for a PS3, you'll need to do two things with teh drive connected to a PC.

Format it to FAT32 [Google "format fat32 larger than 32gb"] to get a utility that'll handle a drive larger than 32Gb.

Create folders called "Picture", "Music", "Video" and "Game" then transfer all the files you want to access via the PS3 to the correct folder. [n.b. File sizes have to be smaller than 4Gb for FAT32, so no big HD files will work. You'll need to chop them up.]

Plug it into the PS3 and voila.


Thanks for the info :)
#24
could someone tell me could i open up the case and instal it into my pc on sata conections please.
i already have the 1 tb hitachi simple drive.
just id prefer installing vista on that drive as i cant use it to boot up my pc when its an external drive.
so any information would be gratefull before i try opening it up and find i cant use it after.
guys could any of you help me with this one please.
and thankyou in advance if you can help me with this one.

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