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Hitachi XL1000 mounts with Read support only, but no Write support. Thanks.

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You need to set permission for the drive...

right click on device drive and goto sharing and give permission to edit the contents in the drive....

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Can't access files on hatachi xl1000


right-click on the 'my computer'-icon on your desktop and choose manage from the menu. on the left side of the subsequent window, click on device manager and try to find your hitachi xl1000. when found, select it and delete it. afterwards, reboot your computer and let windows deal with installing it as a new device.

Dec 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Hitachi XL1000 was having data transfered to it when my PC crashed. Now I cannot read the XL1000. Get messages that I must format it. Do not want to do that and loose my data on it. Any ideas on how to...


You can recover data from hard drive with data recovery software.Then format the drive toget it fixed.
For data recovery program,here are two of the best Iused.

For Windows: http://www.any-data-recovery.com/index.htm
For Mac: http://www.stellarinfo.com/mac-data-recovery.htm

You can download one of them and scan your hard drive for free to previewwhether your files can be recovered. They will show you the file name, type, dateand of your files and thumbnails for your pictures that it found on yourdrive.

Oct 04, 2011 | Hitachi 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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Hard drive clicks, fails to read but powers up. Approx 100GB of music files held and needs recovering. Laptop initially picks up drive on connecting to USB port but then drops out due to read failure.Drive...


Inside that plastic external case of the Hitachi XL 1000 external harddrive, is a regular desktop computer sized harddrive.

It is a SATA type of harddrive.
It is 3.5 inches across in Width. (3 and a half inches)
1 TB in size.

Looks similar to this example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5589521&CatId=2459

On the back end of the Harddrive is where it's power cable, and data cable are attached.

Inside the case of the Hitachi also is a small circuit board. (PCB or Printed Circuit Board)
The SATA harddrive is connected to this small circuit board.

The small circuit board, or Interface PCB , is attached directly to the Harddrive.
Or cables (Wires) are used to connect it to the Harddrive.
The Interface PCB is connected to the computer, via the USB cable that is attached to the Interface PCB.

It is this small circuit board that usually goes bad.
(Unless the external harddrive was on, and dropped. Then the problem is the Harddrive)

There are two solutions;

One, buy an 3.5 SATA external enclosure, and use the Harddrive as an external harddrive again.

Two, install it as a Slave drive in a desktop computer, and retrieve all your information. Burn to disk/s, or flashdrive/s.

When using a SATA harddrive as a Slave drive, there are NO jumper pins to mess with.
DO NOT change any jumpers on the back of a SATA harddrive.
(These are for the factory)

This is an example of a 3.5 SATA external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2145406&CatId=2780

There are no guides to open a Hitachi XL 1000's case, to my knowledge.
It isn't something the manufacturer wants stated.

However opening the external enclosure (Case) isn't that tough. It falls under the same as this model,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ_vjyvK28A

Here we see at 3:00 through 5:00, that the Harddrive is attached directly to the Interface PCB.
Just remove the Harddrive from the chassis, and unplug it from the Interface PCB.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 02, 2011 | Hitachi 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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My hitachi 1tb xl1000 drive wont read my files and is saying that the drive is not formatted. What is this?


It means that there is no operating system installed on your hard drive and so it will not work until you add one. Buy a windows xp disk or an operating system that you wish to use and put the disk in the cd/dvd rom. Reboot the pc to get it to pick up on the disk in the drive and then follow the prompts to install an operating system.

Mar 21, 2011 | Hitachi 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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My hitachi xl1000 fell over and now it's making a clicking sound and not being recognized by my Imac


Unfortunately, if the drive falls it can damage a drive, if it is running it can be very bad. The clicking sound you hear is the drive heads clicking against the platter. Your drive will need to be replaced.

Feb 21, 2011 | Hitachi 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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When i connect hitachi xl1000 the disk is recognized but when i want to access i get message that disk isnot formatted


Did anyone respond to you with a solution? I'm having the same problem with mine. If you did have your problem solved can you share with me?

Feb 14, 2011 | Hitachi 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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My XL1000 Hitachi 1TB is not recognized on windows. It only makes a noise as working but it has no action after plug on usb driver.


Try another cable or try it on another computer. If you need more help, please call HitachiGST Tech Support M-F 8AM to 6PM PST at 1.888.426.5214 and a technician will be happy to help you.

Feb 02, 2011 | Hitachi 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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I can not format my Hitachi XL1000 for mac


Use Partition Magic to convert your partition.
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Aug 11, 2010 | Hitachi 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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