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Information on Hitachi Life Studio external Drive

I have a new one and cannot read the tiny print in the booklet I have connected it to the computer but don't know how to work it?? I want to take all of the photographs off my computer and install them in the Hitachi please suggest. Thank you.

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Please read the manufacturer's guides: http://www.hgst.com/support/index-files/lifestudio-desk-plus-technical-support

Is it that model? If not, please comment and I will amend my answer accordingly! :)

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