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Windows 7: HITACHI LifeStudio Desk Plus - External HDD issue

17 Jan 2012   #11
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

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16 Mar 2012   #12
jmfowlkes

Window 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
LifeStudio

Maranello, could you upload the file again as megaupload is no more? I ask cause I don't have PM privileges yet! Thanks!

Question, I installed my old HDD into the Lifestudio enclosure and it pops up as an un-openable CD drive. Would I be correct in assuming that I won't be able to access my files until I install the drivers/program? Please say I don't have to reformat!

Justin
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25 Mar 2012   #13
maranello

Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise
 
 

this file is created strictly for the LifeStudio Desk Plus hdd, unless you are using it to activate the vcd function of an original Hitachi drive, it's kinda useless to you, this file is not a driver!

i don't know what's inside the casing, but as far as i know the Hitachi drives have a custom firmware and also some hardware modifications designed to work just with the original hdd, so i really don't know what it will happen if you put in another hdd...

anyways, here's the file: vcd
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25 Mar 2012   #14
jmfowlkes

Window 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
LifeStudio

Is there any way you could compress/upload the entire LifeStudio folder or make an iso so I can fiddle around with it please?
I'd be very grateful!

Justin
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26 Mar 2012   #15
maranello

Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise
 
 

i have tried to make an image of the vcd, but the estimated time to complete is around 3 days (write on ssd), so i decided to make an archive instead of all its contents, divided in 2 parts (mediafire limit is 200mb)

please let me know after you download the files and maybe post here your experiences for other users with this issue
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28 Apr 2012   #16
Trolo

Win 7
 
 

Hello, thanks for sharing. The software wasnt the problem, though. The problem is that the hitachi can`t be used like a external hdd case, because every time i swap hdds from the case it cant see them, I have tu initialize it (and erase the data sic!). Once you initialize the hdd which wasnt detected before as a physical drive, it will be seen. You can do it via administrator tools on your system.
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07 Sep 2012   #17
woronczak

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Same problem

Is it possible to get a copy of this image / files please? (the mediafile file is set to private and I cannot access).

Cheers
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23 Jan 2013   #18
Tagging Angel

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

hi i bought same hdd and i have wiped the virtual cd rom.......so mine wont work............i refuse to inilize it cos i will loss all my data on it i have messaged the lifestudio staff and they told me to take the hdd apart and use it as a normal hdd formatting it ....they say there is no hardware on the drive..........and there is nothing to help me warantys gone and so no help for me............;0(
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24 Jan 2013   #19
maranello

Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise
 
 

i have re-uploaded the file, give it a try, maybe it will work

http://www.**************/?vz4p47aae7g7qd2


/le

it seems that links get blocked automatically, just send me a PM and i will send it to you, don't reply in this topic because i rarely check this forum!
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24 Jan 2013   #20
Tagging Angel

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

hi i cant pm anyone the forum wont let me...........;0(
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