Hitachi XL500 reviews

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+ This external hard drive has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on design.

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hassan, London

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
easy to carry
Bad points:
desing could have been better
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Capacity 7.0
Durability 6.0
Portability 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Aug 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
easy to use straight away
good capacity
good value for money
exactly what i wanted
Bad points:
a little nosiy
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Capacity 9.0
Durability 8.0
Portability 6.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jul 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use. Does what it says. Switches off with the PC. Has a stand for upright use to save desk space.
Bad points:
After about a week, it no longer silent. Sounds like a helicopter is about to land. I have doubts for its long term durability but thus far its fine.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Capacity 6.0
Durability 7.0
Portability 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Aug 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Just plugged it in to my mini mac and off it went - Time machine just updates everything
Bad points:
none yet
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Durability 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Nov 2010

Susan, Glasgow

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
So easy to use as a result of the USB connection.
Reasonable price
Simple Design
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Nov 2010

Norman, Nottingham

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The good point is that you plug in and go it also seems quite quick
Bad points:
a little bulky
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Capacity 8.0
Durability 8.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Nov 2010

Thomas, Kingsbridge Devon

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I found it very good for what I wanted it for, which is changing to my new computer, all my files.
Bad points:
as yet I have found non
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Nov 2010

We searched for this product high and low,
from House of Fraser to Tesco,
no one is selling it, we're sorry to say,
not 424 retailers nor anyone on eBay,
but please don't worry even if it hurts,
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