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Windows 7: HITACHI LifeStudio Desk Plus - External HDD issue

05 May 2011   #1
maranello

Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise
 
 
HITACHI LifeStudio Desk Plus - External HDD issue

I just bought this great 1TB external hdd about a month ago and I'm very excited about it, except for a small issues that is starting to ruin that experience for me...

This hdd has preinstalled the "LifeStudio" software, a piece of soft that can organize all your media files (cooliris style) and its also used for backing up your files to an encrypted Hitachi online server, that's the feature I'm most interested about. This soft its not written on the actual hdd, its part of its internal firmware, so it can't be removed in any way.


But, it can be disabled... and that's what i did... here we go:

The LifeStudio soft appears as a VCD (VirtualCD) when you plug in your external hdd, I have install it on the first use and after that i checked an option to hide the VCD so it no longer appears in Windows Explorer

After a while, my PC crashed and i lost a bunch of programs installed, among with the LifeStudio soft. And now, when i connect my external hdd, the VCD image with the soft its no longer showing in My Computer... that means that i don't have the option to turn it back on anymore...

I have contacted the Hitachi Support and after a long exchange of email, they finally gave up and told me to send hdd to warranty, a thing that i don't want to do because i have a lot of sensitive data on it and i don't want those IT guys to look into it.


Here's my request: If someone has or will ever buy this kind of hdd, any hdd from the Life Studio series should work, i want to ask you to make an image of that VCD and to please share it with me, so i can install it and re-activate that stupid option... that's the only way that i can get the soft back.

thx in advance @ anyone that can help me solve this annoying issue


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22 Jun 2011   #2
vanilla

win7-64
 
 
274meg LS_SOFTWARE-vcd.zip file available for you

I think I have for you to download a 274meg zip file containing LS_SOFTARE.ISO of the LS_SOFTWARE virtual cd. I'll wanted to leave you a "visitors" message with details, but do not see how to do this.
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22 Jun 2011   #3
vanilla

win7-64
 
 

Uploaded with description "ISO of Hitachi LifeStudio virtual-cd in 274meg LS_SOFTWARE-vcd.zip" to MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service Let me know if you can get it and if it works for you. Should be able to burn the ISO to a real cd (or use free Virtual Clone sw to mount, or win7 built-in iso mounter).
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29 Jun 2011   #4
maranello

Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise
 
 

hey man, thanks a lot for taking the time to read this topic, i didn't have any hope for this soft no more, but guess i was wrong

and sorry for the delayed answer, i was away in vacation for a few days

but, when i click that megaupload link, i don't get any file to download... just the homepage of them


edit/ after a long time of research, i finally got a small piece of soft that can active the VCD, if anybody, anytime will need it, just PM me
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11 Oct 2011   #5
rtexcs

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maranello View Post
hey man, thanks a lot for taking the time to read this topic, i didn't have any hope for this soft no more, but guess i was wrong

and sorry for the delayed answer, i was away in vacation for a few days

but, when i click that megaupload link, i don't get any file to download... just the homepage of them


edit/ after a long time of research, i finally got a small piece of soft that can active the VCD, if anybody, anytime will need it, just PM me
Hi,can you send me please that small piece of soft that can activate the VCD.I've the same problem with Hitachi LifeStudio.My email DELETED Thank you in advance.
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11 Oct 2011   #6
maranello

Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise
 
 

here you go man, PM sent
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10 Nov 2011   #7
Trolo

Win 7
 
 

Thanks for the file
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14 Jan 2012   #8
Shongi

Windows 7 home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rtexcs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maranello View Post
hey man, thanks a lot for taking the time to read this topic, i didn't have any hope for this soft no more, but guess i was wrong :d

and sorry for the delayed answer, i was away in vacation for a few days

but, when i click that megaupload link, i don't get any file to download... Just the homepage of them


edit/ after a long time of research, i finally got a small piece of soft that can active the vcd, if anybody, anytime will need it, just pm me
hi,can you send me please that small piece of soft that can activate the vcd.i've the same problem with hitachi lifestudio.my email DELETED thank you in advance.

hi! It sounds like i have the same problem, could you please send me the same thing? my email DELETED Thanks!!
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15 Jan 2012   #9
csantiago

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maranello View Post
hey man, thanks a lot for taking the time to read this topic, i didn't have any hope for this soft no more, but guess i was wrong

and sorry for the delayed answer, i was away in vacation for a few days

but, when i click that megaupload link, i don't get any file to download... just the homepage of them


edit/ after a long time of research, i finally got a small piece of soft that can active the VCD, if anybody, anytime will need it, just PM me
Please, I have the EXACT same problem.
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17 Jan 2012   #10
maranello

Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise
 
 

i have sent you an email guys, hope it will solve your issue
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