20 Most Recent Hitachi Deskstar 7K160 HDS721616PLA380 160 GB SATA Hard Drive Questions & Answers

If the operating system can't format the hard drive then the chances are that the drive is either failing or Failed.

Hitachi Deskstar... | Answered on Mar 20, 2012

It should be backwards compatable
but it might be that you have to switch a jumper. instructions for this should have come with the hardrive itself but if not check this out

please mark as answered if this helped solve your problem so others in similar situations can find the answer easier

Hitachi Deskstar... | Answered on Mar 18, 2011

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)

The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:

IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?


The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:

IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?


? single or master :::::

master with slave ::'::

???????????????? slave? :::':

note the plastic jumper is ' located at the rear of the hard drive next to the IDE/SATA lead/s

hope this helps

dont forget to vote

Hitachi Deskstar... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011

Update your ms Drivers and Service pack.

Hitachi Deskstar... | Answered on Jan 27, 2014

You should be able to buy an external USB drive (or thumb drive) at any electronics store.
You can connect a USB hard disk drive or USB
memory stick to your TV by using the USB inputs of
the TV. This feature allows you to play files stored in
a USB drive. 2.5" and 3.5" inch (hdd with external
power supply) external hard disk drives are supported.
IMPORTANT! You should back up your files before
making any connections to the TV set in order to
avoid any possible data loss. Manufacturer will not
be responsible for any file damage or data loss. It is
possible that certain types of USB devices (e.g. MP3
Players) or USB hard disk drives/memory sticks may
not be compatible with this TV.
Quickly plugging and unplugging USB devices, is a
very hazardous operation. Do not repeatedly quickly
plug and unplug the drive. This may cause physical
damage to the USB player and USB device itself. Do
not pull out USB module while playing a file.
Media Browser Menu
You can play photo, music, and movie files stored
on a USB disk by connecting it to your TV and using
the Media Browser screen. To do this, perform the
following: Connect a USB disk to one of the USB
inputs located on the side of the TV.
You can connect two USB devices to your TV. If both
USB devices include music, picture or video files, USB
selection OSD will be displayed on the screen. The
first USB device connected to the TV will be named
as USB Drive1. Select a device by using up or down arrows
and press OK

Hitachi... | Answered on Nov 30, 2019

You will have to use the HDMI port on the mac. provided you have a HDMI input in the projector

Hitachi... | Answered on Nov 26, 2019

BENJAMIN, Your message does not qualify as a question or query for a problem, try somewhere else
Take your GARBAGE to another Side
Your message qualifies as SPAM

Hitachi... | Answered on Nov 07, 2019

buried in endless spam are you.
does it fail on 2nd PC????????????????????????????
but yes, I am the MVP of external HDD< I build my own.
Have over 5 here for Backups .
lots of causes, for sure bad drive, or missing drivers..
bad HW hardware or BAD software SW.
Missing 12vdc 2amp power pack>, lost or using wrong one.
when pack above does the HDD spin? usb connected to PC.
NO PC stated, NO OS stated, windows/chrome/Linux/android?
its at lease 10 years old , see posts back that far.
not good old HDD,this old.
sold during W7 era. 2009.
The drive has 3.5" HDD that needs lots of power (Amps)
to start up that big motor inside, and is first thing to learn .
2amps it needs, ok? so if pack is missing it will never startup
on any USB port, not rated for 20x standard USB load factors.
some laptops only do 0.1amps (100mA) and are useless to startup any hdd motor of any kind.
see why here.
and see a better extremal solution cheap.! $10

Hitachi... | Answered on Jul 03, 2019

Tried googling for the answer but couldn't find it. Try calling an it support company, I'm sure they'll help you out for free. Perhaps you can try https://www.computersinthecity.co.uk/, they have been helpful to me in the past.

Hitachi... | Answered on Dec 07, 2018


What is the router/modem model number?
Have you tried a different cable?
Have you gone into the menu, networking and setup ?

Hitachi... | Answered on Jul 23, 2018

Try to right click the listing. you should get a dropdown where you can repair of reinstall the drivers

Hitachi... | Answered on Feb 18, 2018

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