- USB 2.0
- Hitachi Backup Software
- 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Clicking Ain't The Problem 02/22/2011
Terrific price for a 500GB (465GB after NTFS format) portable HDD.
Small, light-weight & quiet, but fast at the same time.
USB-Powered, with an extra power-to-USB port for additional power.
With special coupon code, no tax, & free-shipping, this baby came in at 50 bucks.
The design is nice. By arching/curving the bottom, additional surface area is exposed for a better cooling effect. Less heat is always preferred for hard drives & electronics, in general.
The 2 large LED lights at the bottom are not really necessary.
A white-colored case for this drive would do a better job of dissipating heat than black, but black is better at "hiding" it when you don't want it to be noticed.
Could this be the reason as to why this external HDD requires more power?
The clicking that is being reported by so many users is not a problem with this portable drive.
It is a problem with either your PC or laptop. The USB port of your PC or laptop is not providing sufficient power to the drive. When this happens, you get the clicking. This happens all the time with older and cheaper-designed systems.
Blame your system, not this drive. As I had stated earlier, this drive is fast, but fast requires more power, and older systems have problems with providing enough juice to run this normally.
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