Hitachi LifeStudio Desk Plus USB2

  • Hitachi LifeStudio Desk Plus USB2
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  • Build Quality, Finish, Design, Bundled Software / Frequent Updates, 4GB USB Flash Drive, 3 Years Warranty, Almost Silent
  • The magnetic 4GB drive and Cool Iris based technology.
  • Neat hard drive dock; cool flashdrive magnetic interface.


  • Price (For Some), USB 2.0 Only
  • USB 2.0 is starting to show its age in terms or performance

Expert reviews and ratings

By Pocket-lint on 70

The Hitachi LifeStudio Desk Plus is perfect for someone looking for a funky looking external HDD to sit on their desk and do all the things a HDD should do. Just don't expect the whole package to make much of an impact on...

By Computeractive on 80

A good hard disk that comes with some handy software...

By Expert Reviews on 80

It might sound innovative, but the LifeStudio's USB flash drive can't make up for the lack of a USB3 interface at this price...

By Real World Labs on

Although the LifeStudio Desk Plus is a very fast external USB 2.0 drive and easily tops that specification i still can't understand why Hitachi didn't see fit to at least add eSATA and/or FireWire connectivity to offer a faster way to move...

By on 70

Being a manufacturer of 2.5” portable hard drives has it advantages as well as disadvantages. On the plus side, they sell by the bucket load so you have a big market. However, how do you differentiate your product from your competitors? It is,...

By Macworld UK on 100

Hitachi’s LifeStudio drive is an interesting attempt to stand out from the crowd. First, its design is fresh and exciting; there’s a magnetic connection on the front that holds a 4GB flash drive to sync important documents from your Mac or...

By CNET Australia on 68

Slick included software and an expensive novelty USB flash drive aren't enough to make the DeskLife Studio plus a must-buy storage...

By Maximum PC on 60

It's better to do one thing well Ever heard the phrase, “Do one thing, and do it well?” Hitachi surely has. The company took that advice, considered it, threw it out the window, and released an external backup drive bundled with a media...

International Review By Alt om DATA on 90

Hitachis LifeStudio-serie kan fås til både mobilt format og desktop, og det bliver passende kaldt »en nydefineret harddisk«. Det er langt mere end blot en lagerenhed.Med den medfølgende suite kan man finde, organisere og dele...

International Review By 01Net on 80

LifeStudio, un nom tout trouvé pour suggérer une mise en scène des médias de votre vie. Voilà le concept porté par Hitachi avec sa nouvelle gamme de disques durs externes. Photos, vidéos, musique… ce disque dur...