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Written by Dan Ferguson   
Friday, 24 September 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus 500GB External Drive
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: LifeStudio Mobile Plus
HLSMPUA5001ABB Detailed Features
Hitachi LifeStudio Software
LifeStudio Software Features
Portable Hard Drive Final Thoughts
LifeStudio Mobile Plus Conclusion

LifeStudio Features

  • Easily find, organize, and share your files using a stunning, interactive 3D interface
  • Includes detachable auto-sync USB key for ultimate flexibility on-the-go
  • Protect your files with two levels of reliable backup: local and online
  • Includes USB dock for drive and USB key enabling easy access to your content without fumbling with cables
  • Small size makes it convenient to take with you
  • 500GB and 320GB capacity options
  • Graphite and Platinum color options
  • USB 2.0 interface, for PC and Mac
  • 3-Year Hitachi factory warranty

Package Includes:

  • 2.5" external hard drive
  • 4GB MicroSD USB Key
  • USB 2.0 dock for drive and USB key
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Preloaded Hitachi Backup software
  • Preloaded LifeStudio software
  • QuickStart guide

HLSMPUA5001ABB Specifications

Interface: USB 2.0 compliant, USB 1.1 compatible
Connector: USB 2.0, 5-pin Mini-B socket
Data Transfer Rate: USB 2.0: up to 480Mbit/sec; USB 1.1: up to 12Mbit/sec
Power: USB bus-powered or 5VDC
Operating Temp: 41° - 95°F (5° - 35°C)
Relative Humidity: 20-80% non-condensing
Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OS X (10.5 or newer)
Web Browsers: Internet Explorer (7 or newer), Mac Safari (4 or newer)
Dimensions: 5.35 x 3.35 x 3.17 inches
Weight: 0.86lbs (0.39kg)
System Requirements: Windows users:
Computer system running with XP, Vista, or 7 and an available USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port

Mac users:
Mac computer running System 10.5 or newer with an available USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port



# RE: Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus 500GB External DriveRealNeil 2010-09-24 03:19
This is a nice little drive. I like the included software and I see that it's also compatible with a Mac PC for us double dippers.
Good review as well.
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# LinuxThe Techno Alien 2010-09-24 05:45
I use a Terabyte.
Does it work on Linux?
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# RE: LinuxDaniel Ferguson 2010-09-24 06:28
Yup. People who once that they would never fill a 20 GB drive may soon find themselves hogging a whole terabyte.

I'll bet the drive can be accessed from linux, but the software probably won't install. I don't have a distro running so nothing test with. Hitachi's documentation only mentions Windows and Mac. I also found one article that had to be edited to remove a reference that suggested linux support.
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# Hitachi lifestudioangel guzman 2013-02-18 10:52
I buy this equipment at Officcemax I can need any CD rom for to use this equipment
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# Crap SoftwareBrent 2011-07-30 10:00
There is no way to use this drive in Windows without install their garbage software I use XP64 and the drive constantly interferes with the boot up process and has to be unplugged in order to boot up,any descent company would write this crap to the hard drive so we could erase it if we wanted AKA all the WD externals but no guess Hitachi had to screw us up one more time before they were bought out by a real HD company,stay away from this drive there are far better for far less money!
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