- Brand Name: HGST
- Model Number: 0S02662
- Hard Disk Size: 1 GB
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 2 Year Factory
- Hardware Platform: PC, Mac
HGST LifeStudio Desk 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, Black (0S02662)
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- Easily find, organize, and share your digital content using a stunning, interactive 3D wall
- Protect your files with two levels of reliable backup - online and local
- Sleek, vertical desktop design fits seamlessly onto your desk and delivers the capacity you need for all your photos, movies, music, and files
- Enjoy plenty of storage space with 500 GB, 1 TB, or 2 TB capacity options
- USB 2.0 interface, for PC and Mac
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From the Manufacturer
The LifeStudio Family of external drives automatically organizes your photos, movies, music, and files into a stunning 3D wall so you can easily view all your content both on your computer and from sites like Facebook. With plenty of capacity and reliable automatic backups, it's quick and easy to protect your entire digital library.
The LifeStudio external hard drive displays your photos, movies, music, and files into a stunning 3D wall menu. Now you can easily view all your content from one location, plus access and share your photos with friends and family through Facebook, Flickr, and Picasa.
The LifeStudio external drive also keeps your content safe with automatic local and cloud backup. With two levels of reliable protection to help keep your digital content safe, you can even access your files from any computer or smartphone using an internet browser, or share with others by sending a web link. iPad and iPhone apps are also available for an additional cost (sold separately).
More than an ordinary hard drive--this is the hard drive re-invented!
Simply Connect and Navigate in 3D
Connect your LifeStudio external drive to your PC or Mac via USB and it will automatically pull and organize your photos and media. Get instant access to memories stored on your PC or Mac, other external storage device, and even photos from your Facebook page or favorite photo sharing site accounts. Then navigate and share your content easily through the intuitive 3D wall.
Two Levels of Reliable Backup Protection
Preloaded HGST Backup software offers you reliable local backup as well as free cloud backup in order to keep your content safe and easily recoverable. HGST Backup offers smart and secure storage with 448 bit encryption and provides you with added peace of mind in case your go-to hard drive suffers a spilled drink, theft or natural disaster. It combines local and cloud backup solutions into a single, automatic application that gives you additional protection 24/7 helping you to secure your valuable files.
The preloaded HGST Backup software on your LifeStudio Desk external drive comes with 3GB of free cloud backup storage. You can upgrade your cloud storage as needed for affordable rates.
Share Anything with Anyone
Using HGST Backup, you can share any file you want by emailing your friends and family a link they can easily view and download. A web browser, iPhone or iPad Application is all you need to share your favorite saved photos, movies, music and files. You can also set up a password to protect those shared files.
- Interface: USB 2.0 compliant, USB 1.1 compatible
- Connector: USB 2.0, 5-pin Mini-B socket
- Data Transfer Rate: USB 2.0: up to 480Mbit/sec; USB 1.1: up to 12Mbit/sec
- Power: USB bus-powered or 5VDC
- Operating Temp: 41 - 95 degrees F (5 - 35 degrees C)
- Relative Humidity: 20-80% non-condensing
- Dimensions: 7.12in (18.09cm) x 4.85in (12.33cm) x 3.26in (8.27cm)
- Weight: 2.14lbs (0.97kg)
- System Requirements: Windows (XP, Vista, or 7) or OS X (10.5 or newer) and an available USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port
- Supported Web Browsers: Internet Explorer (7 or newer), Mac Safari (4 or newer)
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|Capacities||1TB, 2TB||320GB, 500GB||500GB, 1TB, 2TB||250GB, 320GB, 500GB||500GB, 1TB, 2TB||250GB, 320GB, 500GB, 750GB|
|Design||Sleek, Desktop||Compact, Mobile||Sleek, Desktop||Compact, Mobile||Sleek, Desktop||Compact, Mobile|
|USB Key for Ultimate Flexibility||--||--||--||--|
|Organization and 3D Wall Display Software||--||--|
|Upload Content to Facebook, Flicr, Picasa||--||--|
|Backup||Local and Online||Local and Online||Local and Online||Local and Online||Local Only||Local Only|
|USB 2.0 Drive Dock||n/a||n/a||--||--|
|Colors||Black||Graphite, Platinum||Black||Graphite, Platinum||Black||Black|
|Warranty||3 Years||3 Years||2 Years||2 Years||2 Years||1 Year|
Top Customer Reviews
I have deleted other files and the associated thumbnails but the images in Life Studio are still displayed. When checked it says they are in a recycler folder but the folder seems to be nonexistant. I will have to call support to find out what is happening.
The Life Studio software cannot be turned off or disabled. One is also not able to search by Drive or folder which I think should be a natural function.
I work with animation and I have 1000's of images and 100's of movies so I thought this would be a "cool" addition when searching for files and might speed up my search. I will use it on a limited bases.
I don't care about the social functions available and have not used any of these functions.
I also have not used the auto backup included with this drive.
If you don't need or want control over where this hard drive searches maybe this will be ok with you.
If you want control over what this HD lists and shows this is not for you.
The software is interesting- makes it easier to review images, if you are not very organized about it in the first place. It groups images and documents by date, which is rather lame. It does not display the folders I have already made and stored things in, rendering the software useless for my purposes (luckily, I have Adobe Bridge).
I can bypass the software on my PC and display the drive normally to move stuff on and off. On my Mac, that feature is disabled when the software is installed- so I took it off.
Now I can use it the way I wanted to- as a storage unit.
The life studio software is annoying. I ended up going into terminal and disabling it with a tutorial I found online. I don't like that it automatically mounted the software EVERY TIME I PLUGGED IN THE HARD DRIVE. It also has a process (LSBackground) that continually runs in the background (even when the HD isn't plugged in) which randomly eats up CPU without really accomplishing anything worthwhile. I'm working on figuring out how to disable that too without having to go into activity monitor and manually shutting i down every time I restart my com. I think it's because of Hitachi online backup - it sounded like a good idea to have a backup in the cloud, but its honestly not worth the effort. It ran out of space after just a few months, so I keep getting annoying emails about there not being any more storage space available unless I pay a yearly fee.
The icing the cake is that both of those things (the upright design and the annoying software) are considered "features", so it costs the same as Western Digital's 2 TB drive.Read more ›
My computer added the software that is located on the Hitachi drive first before it added the hardware, the drive. The drive shows up as one letter and the software shows up as another letter. The drive arrived as 32 bit so I copied the software to another drive, deleted the partition and created a new partition in which my drive was created prior to creating a new partition. I did this several times because the software remained on the Hitachi drive even after I reformatted the drive. Then I notice that the software is recognized as a CD-Rom and a UDF file system which may explain why I could not delete the software. The software takes up 295 MB of space leaving the drive with 931.07 GB of space or 99 percent free space.
I am able to copy and paste files on the drive without using the software just as you would do with almost any drive. You are able to click on the drive without the software popping up. I did not use or add the software nor do I have intentions at the present to use it. However, these things are listed on the software's menu, Get Ready to Relive, Automatic Organization, Stunning 3D Browsing, Local and Online Backup, Instant Sharing (Facebook, and two other icons as I cannot recognize the other two icons), Install Lifestudio, Learn More, and Formatting. The software is powered by Cooliris.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The piece of junk firmware resident on the drive would not allow me to use it for my intended purpose (a DVR for my satellite receiver). Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dave
Had for 3 years, stopped working, thought it was the plug so tried with another plug, the thing started smoking!! I hope I did not lose all my backup files! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Becnic
we on this External Hard Drive 4 time only one year, we buy only for reservation saving and not worked everyday. Read morePublished on December 23, 2013 by Beri
I have had an older version for a few years and it is still working great. Does what it is suppose to do! I don't have to do anything at all.Published on December 5, 2013 by J.R.M in TN
I bought this thinking it would work as a portable, external drive. It must be plugged into AC voltage. Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by R. Olenik
This drive has operated reliably for me for over a year now. I have never touched the included software, although judging from several reviews on this page Hitachi would have been... Read morePublished on May 27, 2012 by ZombieFan
It's a bit big for what I expected and takes power cord, in other words is not fully portable, but is very good and has a pleasant and friendly sotfware ...Published on February 13, 2012 by Lil Venegas
Es un buen disco duro para almacenar mis ficheros, nada excepcional, si bien el disco me llego en las condiciones optimas mencionadas y funciona en forma optima.Published on May 17, 2011 by Adan