Hitachi SimpleDrive Mini 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive SDM/500CF (Carbon Fiber)
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- Sleek pocket-sized design
- Velvety smooth texture for a secure grip (White Snow, Red Wine, Blue Dusk)
- Glossy Carbon Fiber available too!
- Durable and made for travel
- Simple, automatic backups with Hitachi Local BackupTM
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SimpleDrive Mini ¿ Portability + Reliability + Style. for everyone! Choose a color that fits your mood or personal style - white snow, red wine, blue dusk or carbon fiber. There is a style, color and capacity for everyone all backed by Hitachi local and online backup for complete, unbeatable protection. Looking for a reliable drive that has something more? SimpleDrive Mini has it! Our Carbon Fiber Mini is sleek black and glossy and like all SimpleDrive Mini¿s features cool underside lighting that lets you know everything is OK. Our White Snow, Red Wine and Blue Dusk SimpleDrive Mini¿s are velvety smooth to the touch and have easy grip sides. Just plug one in, and inside you¿ll find smart ways to protect and manage all your precious stuff. Includes both local and online backup for unbeatable, total protection. With Hitachi Local Backup software, you can set up automatic backups from your computer to your SimpleDrive Mini, while Hitachi Ultimate Backup (2 GB fee) provides secure, online backup that¿s safe from real world mishaps. It works in the background, for constant, near-real time protection without bogging down your computer. And who says the SimpleDrive Mini is just for storage? For all the photos, songs, and video in your life, Joggle.com helps you keep track of them wherever they¿re stored. Online or on any drive, you¿ll see all your stuff on a single screen and easily share it with friends and family everywhere All of our SimpleDrive Mini¿s are made by Hitachi and use the same reliable Hitachi drives you have come to trust. And best of all, each SimpleDrive Mini powers itself off its USB 2.0 cable (no external power supply needed).
Top customer reviews
I was also impressed with the poduct itself. The sleek red external hard drive has a covering over it that gives it a non-slip surface. You can hold on to it even with sweaty palms and it will not be slipping and sliding. That said, I found that it worked well. A few times it disconnected from my laptop in protest, but that may be owing to the fact that I was transferring material from one external hard drive to another and that on my laptop, the two usb ports are quite close to each other.
I was able to conclude saving everything and I also saw a blinking white light underneath the external drive which lets me know that everything was saving properly. In general, I am pleased with this product and specifically, with Hitachi product.
on any pc, ps3, laptop i plug this into i have to plug it and unplug it numerous times for it to really read because sometimes i plug it in and it just keeps making a noise like the hard disk is initializing or whatever it is doing inside the pretty carbon fiber case....
i love how compact it is but it gets on my nerves sometimes just having to plug it unplug it various times to get it to work...
then sometimes it just shuts off too in the middle of usage and then restarts.... very strange... i am most certainly not buying this product again even though the idea of it is great they just need to fix these problems
Now I do like their, Hitachi's, external drives but when one ceases to function I shouldn't have to call and wait on the phone for an hour requesting an RMA. Hence my writting. If your's like my 320 continues to work then all is well, but should we have a problem then you may have the same problems I'm having.
Bottom line - no install required - a quick re-format (I use MAC and don't need to use the pre-loaded stuff) and I was ready to go. Just plug and play - doesn't get any simpler.
I have been using this drive for four months without a hitch. When I don't need it, unplug and stick in a drawer.
Overall great value and function for the price.