Hitachi 1TB Duo Pro Drive Quad Interface External Hard Drive



But can it handle 400G’s?


Tempting… anyone know if you can swap out the drives? If you can’t, the RAID 1 setup is kinda useless.


I believe that the drives can be replaced in this unit, in the event that 1 TB is too small of space.

But, it looks a lot like this model:


Better buy it while it’s hot. Western Digital just bought Hitachi Digital Storage division.



You can swap the drives, just like any external enclosure.

I’m not sure how much of a bargain it is, though. The cloud backup feature is nice, but it only gives you 2 gigs. That’s nothing.


Bought. Happy…thanks Woot


Now for the obvious: Is this MAC compatible? That has to be the most asked thing in these forums…GEEZ. I’m glad I said it first. Later.


Backup with a backup plan. A pretty safe bet I’m thinking.


System Requirements

* Windows: Windows 2000/XP/Vista (USB 1.1 or 2.0 port)
* Mac: OS 10.3 or higher (USB 1.1 or 2.0 port)


Welp. I’m already too late, but I guess I can at least ask if Firewire has better data transfer rates than USB for back-up/portable hard drives.


Yes, Firewire 400 kicks all over USB 2.0. Technically, USB looks faster on paper (480Mb/s vs. 400), but it’s all about the transmission protocol overhead. And then there’s Firewire 800, at double the speed.

Here’s a link I found 12 seconds ago that gives a bit of the reasons behind the speed differences:


Buy something that works. Get rid of the overpriced paper weight and then you wouldn’t feel left out.