Hitachi are classed as one of the biggest manufacturer's on the market for many products in the retail world today, and with a division devoted to hard drives and storage, they have offered storage solutions for many years in an extremely competative market. Part of this market is for the mainstream user who wants a simple plug and play device that can house their collection of data, which generally consists of music, movies and artwork images and this is where external hard drives that perch on your desk really come into action.
Obviously a drive like this is aimed at the user wanting a nice plethora of storage at their disposal and with lots of competition on the market, we hope that this product will give a slight edge over other drives on the market. When looking at a storage drive, most people would dish out the cash on an internal drive, but external still have their uses when it comes to transportation when all you have to do is unplug a few leads and stick it in your bag to take to work or even a friends house.
Also with USB getting faster as technology moves on, and motherboards incorporating more and more ports, it means that a drive like the one we're looking at today gives that certain edge over an interal drive when it comes to connectivity.
We was half expecting this drive to follow suit with other products on the market from the likes of Buffalo and Lacie with a very standard design. Fortunately, this product has a little bit more to offer in the styling department with an 'L' shaped design that lets the drive sit upright on a desk, coupled with a piano black shell, makes this a product that people will gawp at.