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I need a casing for a Hitachi USB drive 2.5 inch 80 GB drive

I stay on Westheimer, Houston, please provide me address where I can get the same

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Re: i need a casing for a Hitachi USB drive 2.5 inch 80 GB drive - Hitachi USB 2.0 to IDE 1.8" Aluminum External Hard Disk...

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I have a Hitachi external USB hard disk 320 GB. it was working fine at may laptop but when i tried using it with computer, the Windows cannot detect the USB Drive. i tried it with 2 computers. but its...

i have a Hitachi external USB hard disk 320 GB it was working fine at may laptop but when i tried using it with the computer ; the windows cannot detect the USB Drive . i tried it with 2 computer . but its still the same .pleas help i badly need my files

Dec 05, 2010 | Hitachi USB 2.0 to IDE 1.8" Aluminum...

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I have several computers at home, and none og them can recognize this portable device. Hitachi 250 GB Mod: SDM/250RW

1) Power:

It may be the problem that occurs with a lot of USB powered devices jrherrer. Not enough power provided.

The USB cable plugged into the computer, provides signal wires for transferring information back, and forth, and also provides 5 Volts DC for power. (Two D cell flashlight batteries produce 3 Volts DC)

[ Below shows the Signal pins, and the Voltage pins of the USB B Mini style connector, (Male), used to connect to the SimpleDrive Mini external harddrive,

Pin 1 is for the 5 Volts DC Positive (Wire color - Red)
Pin 2 is for the D- Signal (Wire color - White)
Pin 3 is for the D+ Signal (Wire color - Green)
Pin 4 is not connected. (Or sometimes joined to Pin 5 with a Resistor)
Pin 5 is for the Ground (Wire color - Black)

Just added info in case you wanted to know ]

From what I see the SDM/250RW has a USB port on the side, and a DC Power Jack, used for an AC adapter, also.
(Round port with a pin in the center)$file/SD_Mini_DS_final.pdf

From what I see stated from Hitachi, and sellers on the 'net, the AC adapter may not be provided.
Many of those who provide a review state that both the USB cable, and the AC adapter is needed to provide enough power. Seems to be a power hungry external harddrive

It's a 2.5 Hitachi SATA laptop harddrive inside that external case. (The Harddrive is 2 and a half inches across in Width. Common size used for laptops)

When using an external device powered by a USB cable there are general guidelines to follow,
A) The USB cable should not be more than 2 feet in length
B) Connect the device directly to your computer, instead of through a hub, or other device, unless the USB hub has it's own power.

2) USB cable:

Could be a faulty USB cable, although I imagine you have tried different ones by now.

3) Interface Circuit Board:

The Hitachi SATA 2.5 harddrive inside the SImpleDrive Mini SDM/250RW, plugs into a small circuit board located inside that external case.

Components on the circuit board may be fried, or the Harddrive may have come loose from the interface.

Loose from the interface
To explain;
The back of the harddrive has connector pins sticking out.
The interface has socket holes which the pins insert into.

Faulty circuit board
The external case of the SimpleDrive Mini SDM/250RW can be carefully opened up, and the Hitachi SATA 2.5 harddrive extracted out.

Another inexpensive external case for a 2.5 SATA harddrive can be procured, and the Hitachi harddrive put in it.

Example of a 2.5 SATA external enclosure,

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I want a converter for Hitachi HTS541612J9SA00 120 GB SATA Hard Drive to usb do you know wich one I need..?

You need a 2.5" inch SATA to USB external harddrive enclosure.

since its a laptop hard drive you need a small case.
for example this one

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External Harddrive does not work

Hitachi hard drive are junk they are poorly made, but here is an option the could by a bigger hard drive and install it in the External case they are all the same, first take out the old HD from the case and take it with you to the store and purchse the same connection type wether its IDE or Sata and install it in the case, the cases are universal and all most all 5-1/4 inch HD will fit in the case is does not have to be A Hitachi Brand any brand will fit, I recommend a Seagate HD.

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Service center in new delhi hard disk drive hitachi.


Please find below the address:

Hitachi India Trading Pvt. Ltd.
Plot No.18, Community Centre,
Mayapuri Industrial Area Phase II
New Delhi – 110 001 India
Tel:1860-180-9080 (Toll-Free valid across India from BSNL/MTNL), 011-23704606
Fax: -

Please visit if you need any other information related to HItachi.


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Hitachi 80 GB. USB HDD problam.

If you plug it in and it does not appear, it may be choosing the wrong drive letter.
If that drive letter is already in use it will not appear.

Open the start menu, right click on my computer, then choose manage.
Select (on the left) Disk Management.

If it appears in there.
Find the thumbdrive in the list and right-click and choose 'Assign a new drive letter' . Make it like M or somthing far down in the alphabet.

If that does not appear under the disk management then the disk might be physically damaged.

An urban myth (which does sometimes work) includes putting the drive in the freezer for a day or so.

Also remember it might be somthing as simple as a bad cable or port on the computer. Try to access it with a new cable from a diffrent computer.

Apr 23, 2009 | Hitachi USB 2.0 to IDE 1.8" Aluminum...

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the Hatachi 80 gig looks the same as the 120 gig verbatum 47558
also had the same blue flashing light and no recognition by XP
I open the case and removed the drive from the pc board. cleaned the contacts and reconected the PC board , the fault was oxidisation

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Hard drive wont respond..... im getting nothing but red light,on pc and laptop


Q: I lost the back-up software that was pre-loaded on my drive, how can I get a copy? A: The Technical Support Center can send you a copy of the back-up software on a CD.
Please contact the Support Center via email or phone to receive the software on CD.
Phone: 888-426-5214

Please provide the following information so that a back-up CD can be shipped to you within 2 business days:
  1. The serial number off of the USB Storage product.
  2. Your complete shipping address.
  3. Your phone number including area code.

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Hi, What the message mean is that Windows can not read/understand the filing system (something like the Table of Contents in a book) and therefore do not which and where are your files in the 80Gb. A few things you can try: 1. Run Windows Scandisdk on the Hitachi 80Gb; 2. Run any third party disk check/utility such Norton Disk Doctor. Alternately, you can use a file recovery software (such as GetDataBack) to recover/copy all your important files from the 80Gb and transfer them to another mass storage device. Thereafter, you can re-partition and re-format the said Hitachi to start new/fresh/clean. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turnes up or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

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