Question about SimpleTech SimpleDrive Pininfarina 500GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive - Onyx
Get a couple of guitar picks. With the unit upside down, you will see a curved ridge above the power and USB sockets, use your thumb to apply pressure upwards to this ridge. This will allow you to push a guitar pick between the dull plastic lid and the shiny plastic case, this is so the lid can slide clear of the case. Next go to the front of the unit and wrestle the other pick into the curved leading edge between the lid and the case. When it's in, you should find the lid will rise up a couple of millimeters. Now PUSH the pick towards the back of the unit. For me, the lid flew off undamaged and I could now access the circuit board and drive.
Posted on Jun 04, 2011
its true, there is no screws on it. It was clipped together.
You need a flat screw driver and use a little force to get it open from the side of the case.
But if you open, it might not close properly again. In such case, you can to use something to bind the case together.
I wish you all the best.
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
First of all you have to prise a small tab at the front of the base, above the cable / power sockets. I used a small knife but whatever you have.
Once the tab is free you can just slide the base off.
Inside there is a little USB & power board that plugs into your SATA drive. In my case this seems to be faulty as it has suddenly started asking me to plug it into a faster USB2 port, although all my ports are already USB2. And it was quite happy running fast on that port last week. Suddenly my transfers speeds have gone from minutes to HOURS.
Any ideas how to fix it?
Or an email at Hitachi that they reply to?
(I tried support on their website - nothing).
Posted on Aug 07, 2013
Where can I find the USB for this hard drive because a normal mini usb isn't working?
Posted on Feb 07, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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