Hitachi 1TB Duo Pro Drive Quad Interface External Hard Drive


#1

#2

But can it handle 400G’s?


#3

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


#4

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:
http://www.simpletech.com/products/storage/duo-pro-drive/


#5

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

rich


#6

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.


#7

Bought. Happy…thanks Woot


#8

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.


#9

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


#10

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)

#11

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.


#12

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:

http://www.cwol.com/firewire/firewire-vs-usb.htm


#13

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