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Hitachi External Hard Drive 500 g where do i get the driver for it ?

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This is what I get from Hitachi about the USB drives:

The External USB Storage and Portable USB Storage products do not need additional drivers to function in WinXP/2000/Vista, or the Mac system 9.2.2 or OSX. These operating systems already include the drivers needed for USB storage devices.

Looks like you don't need a driver. This is what I expected.


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check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems
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Hitachi has several hard drive models with a 500GB capacity. To ensure you choose the correct power supply, I suggest you contact Hitachi support toll free at (888) 426 5214.

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