20 Most Recent Hitachi 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive Questions & Answers


Computer can not read the HD, no power in the hd

Its 100% a PCB fault or the Rom is corrupt.it requires a data recovery expert.
3/17/2014 6:00:14 PM • Hitachi 1TB... • Answered on Mar 17, 2014

1tb is beeping

I'm sorry to tell you this but unfortunately the fall killed it.
3/17/2014 5:58:53 PM • Hitachi 1TB... • Answered on Mar 17, 2014

The hard drive fell off a table this morning. The

as u told that ur hard drive has falled from a height it may have gone bad as it is not loading the os, and ur hearing beeps.
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12/25/2013 4:25:10 PM • Hitachi 1TB... • Answered on Dec 25, 2013

My 2tb Hitachi External Harddrive

Firstly,recover datafrom hard drivewith data recovery software.Then you can format it tocheck out whether it can be fixed.For data recovery software,I have aprofessional one on my computer that can recover data after deeply scanningyour hard drive to look for lost data due to drive crash,system sabotage, viruscorrupted partitions,etc.You can download it and scan your hard drive for freeto preview whether your data can be recovered. Get it from http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/datarecoveryprofessional.htm You can use this software to format yourdrive: http://www.extend-partition.com/resource/format-hard-drive-partition.html
12/5/2013 1:56:15 AM • Hitachi 1TB... • Answered on Dec 05, 2013

My internal hard drive is not being seen by the

It may be a dead drive. What kind of diagnostics other than your pc bios have you used? Have you tried to install the drive in a USB drive case and connecty it to another PC to see if it recognizes?
10/17/2013 9:21:47 PM • Hitachi 1TB... • Answered on Oct 17, 2013

Hi, my Hitachi 1TB simpledrive

i just woke up to the same problem this morning ... i believe my drive has went out
9/22/2013 4:31:45 PM • Hitachi 1TB... • Answered on Sep 22, 2013

No started

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Usb broekn off

I'd say go buy a new hard drive enclosure (cost $15+). Crack open this one and pull the drive and put it in the new enclosure.
12/18/2012 7:23:19 AM • Hitachi 1TB... • Answered on Dec 18, 2012


Dear Jackson,If you are connected your new hard drive, You just have to go into BIOS and set your old hard drive as first boot device . its all. for BIOS choose f2 or f10. Good Luck.
11/20/2012 10:16:50 AM • Hitachi 1TB... • Answered on Nov 20, 2012

My hitachi xl 1000 will not let me move files to it larger than 4,200,000 kb. I am saving some old videos on my computer and need to be able save large files to my hard drive. Do you know how to cha

I'd be willing to bet that your drive is formatted in FAT32, which has a single-file cap of 4GB. Reformat the drive in NTFS or EXFAT and you should not have any more problems.
11/16/2012 7:55:01 PM • Hitachi 1TB... • Answered on Nov 16, 2012

Doesn't connect to anything and

Try it with a different usb cable. Beeping sometimes means it may not be getting enough power.If you need more help I can suggest http://FreeDataRecovery.us
11/10/2012 8:02:47 PM • Hitachi 1TB... • Answered on Nov 10, 2012

External hard disk not detected and can hear beep sound 1tb 2.0usb xl1000

Figure out whether you need a hardware or software fix.

Look for grinding sounds from your drive or humming that starts or stops.

These are signs that the actuator arm and discs are no longer in alignment and your drive is timing out.

If it seems as though nothing is wrong with your hard drive, it's probably time for a software fix.

Run one of the many software fixes, if you think the problem is related to software.

These programs feature on-screen directions, making it easy for you to progress through them.

If this works, you don't need to fix a physical problem.

Remove the many tiny screws that holds the drive together.

Eventually, you'll get to the innards of your drive.

Be very careful not to bend or force a piece to go where it doesn't want to.

Determine if you've set things straight.

Look to see whether anything was loose inside your external hard drive.

If you have recently dropped it or traveled with it, it is possible that something came loose.

Also check that all the arms and platters are straight and do not appear bent in any way.

If they are bent, straighten them with your hands or pliers.

Put everything back together and check that everything in your external hard drive is working properly.

Try using the external hard drive on another computer.

click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X

you will need to update/reinstall drivers right click to reinstall drivers

if you can see your usb but its not working ports(com&lpt)right click update driver

sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable

just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again

if you can see your usb drive but its not working

ports (com&lpt) right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem

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 to a computer and its parts

if it still cant be detected or If the hard drive that has failed is the same one that you are trying to recover from might the reason that you are getting this error.

This could be an issue where the part of the hard drive you are trying to access is corrupt and not accessible which would explain the reason that it would let you access the other partition.

Now I have seen cases where Malware can break the link of a Hard Drive.

So let's try a couple of steps.

Let's go back in to "Disk Management"

Lets right click on the partition that you are not able to access and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths"

Now try selecting a new Drive Letter.

This will restore the path if it has been broken.

There are also Data Recovery programs that might be very helpful to recover your important information.

Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.

Some addition links found on Googlehttp://www.datarecoveryreview.net/


or if its a usb external drive you might need a usb 3 card installed on your computer your computer might not have enough usb output power

USB 3 card will provide more power when needed to the device to gain maximum throughput and conserve power when the device is connected but is idling


these can be purchased on Ebay cheap and easy to install


for roughly $9 or $10free postage

hope this helps

10/31/2012 10:32:44 PM • Hitachi 1TB... • Answered on Oct 31, 2012

Hitachi 1 TB not showing

You need some expert help. Do a google on "do it yourself data recovery consultant"
10/24/2012 5:29:55 PM • Hitachi 1TB... • Answered on Oct 24, 2012
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