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SimpleTech PRO1000Q Pro Drive 1 TB Quad Interface External Hard Drive (Grey)

by Simmons

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  • High-performance storage and backup
  • Quad interface for plug and play flexibility: USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, and 3Gb/sec eSATA
  • Compact design stacks or stands upright
  • Award-winning Fabrik backup software, including 2GB free online backup
  • Security lock slot
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Simmons
  • Model: PRO1000Q
  • Hard Disk Size: 1 GB
  • Warranty: 3
  • Hardware Platform: PC
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.5 x 2.5 inches ; 3.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001DH2E6M
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: PRO1000Q
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 22, 2003

Product Description

Product Description

As pure high-performance storage, the SimpleTech Pro Drive by Fabrik makes any red-blooded storage heart pump a little faster. Its blazing fast eSATA interface provides up to 3GB per second data transfer rate and its massive capacity makes it perfect for power users and digital media enthusiasts. With local backup and Fabrik Ultimate Backup, you get the same two-level protection the pros use. So, no matter what happens to your drive - a spilled drink, a curious toddler, a theft, or a natural disaster - you know your files are safe and secure online and off-site. Free 2GB online account, or for less than five dollars per month, upgrade to unlimited online capacity that is fast, affordable, and secure. A stackable design ensures a snug fit with Fabrik¿s Simple and Duo Pro Drives, so you can add more storage without taking up more desk space. USB 2.0 and eSATA interface. Its capacity is 1TB.

Amazon.com

SimpleTech Pro Drive™ – Works Like a Pro. Plug n’ Play Simple. High performance storage and backup up to 3X the speed of USB 2.0. With four built-in ways to connect (USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, and 3Gb/sec eSATA) and award-winning backup software included, Pro Drive is a smart investment that delivers everything you need to succeed.



High performance desktop hard drive for professionals and prosumers


QUAD interface for plug n’ play flexibility: USB 2.0 Turbo, FW400, FW800, 3Gbps eSATA


SimpleTech Pro Drive
Works Like a Pro. Plug n’ Play Simple. High performance storage and backup up to 3X the speed of USB 2.0.

With four built-in ways to connect (USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, and 3Gb/sec eSATA) and award-winning backup software included, Pro Drive is a smart investment that delivers everything you need to succeed.

Compact, Intelligent Design
Its compact design lets you stack multiple units or stand them upright to optimize your desk space, and a built-in security lock helps ensure your drive remains where you left it. Also includes Fabrik Ultimate Backup™ which works in the background to automatically save copies of your precious files on encrypted, secure servers – for ultimate online backup protection that’s safe and protected from life’s little disasters.



Prosumers and small businesses who need professional-grade storage and backup of critical files, documents, and media collections


Features and Benefits
  • High-performance storage and backup
  • Quad interface for plug and play flexibility: USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, and 3Gb/sec eSATA
  • Compact design stacks or stands upright
  • Award-winning Fabrik backup software, including 2GB free online backup
  • Security lock slot
  • Friendly, free unlimited technical support
  • PC and Mac compatible
  • 3 year warranty


What’s in the Box
Pro Drive Quad Interface External Hard Drive USB 2.0 Cable FireWire 400 Cable AC Adapter Fabrik Local Backup Software Fabrik Ultimate Backup™ Service (2GB free)† Free technical support 3-Year warranty* * Warranty period may vary based on regulations of the country where this product is purchased. Subject to certain terms and conditions


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

So, this doesn't rate as a good experience.
John P. Marsh
Each one in turn stopped being recognized by my iMac, though it turned out eventually that the data was intact if inaccessible.
Peter A. Stark
I didn't try the FireWire 800 or eSATA ports on either drive, so I can't comment on them one way or the other.
Datan0de

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Datan0de on January 28, 2009
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
I needed another large capacity external hard drive that was both USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 compatible. The SimpleTech PRO1000Q looked to fit the bill perfectly.

Unfortunately, when the drive arrived I found that, while the USB interface worked fine the drive refused to mount at all using FireWire 400. I tried it on multiple machines (PC and Mac) that all have no difficulty mounting other large FireWire drives. I returned the drive to Amazon (which was fast and hassle-free!) for a replacement, only to find that the second drive had the same issue. Again, this was on multiple platforms where I regularly mount FireWire drives of this size.

I didn't try the FireWire 800 or eSATA ports on either drive, so I can't comment on them one way or the other.

I'm disappointed, as this drive promised to be exactly what I was looking for and for a great price.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Hollander on January 9, 2009
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
I'm using this drive with Time Machine and it has worked very well. I have had a couple instances where I plugged it in, turned it on and it would not mount. There is a chance that it was the computer but If I unplugged it and plugged it back in it would mount and backup fine. It hasn't done this to me in a few weeks now, since 10.5.6 actually....
You can have the drive upright or using the included rubber thingies it can lay on it's side, I liked having the choice.
It's Firewire 800, so once I get a firewire 800 cable I can get those speeds. That's really my only problem, it did not come with a firewire 800 cable.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. Borchert on February 8, 2009
Size Name: 1 TB
Got good tech review from Tom's Hardware. Quiet drive. Quad interface has you covered. Drive hangs (non-responsive) 1-2 times per week and requires restart. Tech support and Pre-sales support stinks.
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Size Name: 1 TB
I recently purchased the Hitachi SimpleTech Pro Drive 1 TB external hard drive immediately after my main drive inside my iMac received S.M.A.R.T. errors. The reason why I purchased this is because it is from Hitachi (note: The drive says "SimpleTech by Fabrik" inside the box but says Hitachi on the outside box) and having used so many drives in the past, I needed A) a TB drive B) Quick speed in transfers C) must have a USB 2.0 and Firewire drive D) Price - I purchased it for under a $100.

I've read some of the complaints from other reviewers who have iMac's but once of the things I had to do was utilize my secondary backup (or you can use your MAC OS X disc) to bring up disk utility and you need to reformat (erase) your hard drive to Mac OS Journal (Extended). After doing this, the drive was then detected on my iMac.

I then installed Snow Leopard on the new TB drive and since then, I have had no problems with the drive. I will say that it does make a bit of noise when being accessed but I'm cool with that for now (I still plan to replace my drive inside my Mac). I have done several GB of transfers (mainly my Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and 3D work work plus video projects) from my secondary backup drive to the new TB drive and things have transferred quite quickly.

In terms of heat, I have other external drives that get scorching hot overtime but this Pro Drive is a bit warm after 10-13 hours on per day but never super hot.

But so far, I have had only a positive experience. Bare in mind, I have not tried video games on this drive, although I plan to buy a second ProDrive for my PC strictly for the games and I'll see how that goes and will update this review later. But for my iMac and using this as a primary drive, everything has worked fine thus far and will definitely purchase another one for the iMac as a time machine backup.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter A. Stark on November 22, 2009
Size Name: 1 TB
I bought two 1 TB SimpleTech Pro Drives. I ran each for two weeks, one after the other. Each one in turn stopped being recognized by my iMac, though it turned out eventually that the data was intact if inaccessible.

After Drive #1 suddenly stopped mouting, Drive #1 was unplugged and was not used while I tried Drive #2. Later, when I tried to reconnect Drive #1, it would not mount, whether connected by FireWire 400, FireWire 800, or USB 2. I did not try eSATA.

Then Drive #2 failed exactly the same way. I tried reconnecting Drive #1 and after 24 hours of connection, it suddenly was recognized again, and I could retrieve some data. Then it failed again.

Drive #1 is a total loss, for all practical purposes. In 48 hours of connection, it mounted for a total of 10 minutes, but if one clicks on it to access data, it dismounts.

I have owned these two drives for less than a month.

I would never buy SimpleTech products again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jason Harter on August 24, 2009
Size Name: 1 TB
I bought 4 of these hard drives at Fry's to back up a feature film I shot in HD and I have had a difficult time with them mainly because of their cheap hard ware. But having said that there are no other 1 Terabyte sized external hard drives with 4 different interfaces (usb 2.0, firewire 400 and 800, and sata) in the $130.00 price range, plus I now have all 4 drives with an exact copy of my 700 gigabyte movie files working and functioning as back up in triplicate form with 1 drive functioning as an editing drive. Basically the problems with these drives is that they cannot be daisy chained together via Firewire 800 because they only feature 1 firewire 800 port, but you cannot connect 2 drives at a time via firewire or they will unmount each other. I ran into this problem at first and thought it was a simple matter of the drives format settings, but I now believe that it is the cheap firewire bus in each drive that will not allow multiple simpletech drives to copy via firewire. I have been transferring footage and movie files on my powerbook g4 via firewire 800 and 400 and using my additional 2 terabyte acomdata external drive as a gate keeper of files when copying between 1 simpletech drive to the next simpletech drive. I also ran into a lot of problems formatting the drives for mac os x, but I've now learned that it was user error setting up the formatting options wrong. Basically I tried to use the mac disk utility to format the drives for mac os extended, but kept getting a partition error no matter how many times i reformatted the drive. I was able to trick a couple of the drives into formatting by partitioning them into two drives, one formatted as mac and the other smaller drive as ms-dos, but still this solution didn't work all the time.Read more ›
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