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Hitachi SimpleTOUGH

Hitachi SimpleTOUGH
alaScore 81

3 reviews

Sep, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Hitachi SimpleTOUGH. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and usability. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the design.

price, portability, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Hitachi SimpleTOUGH is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Justin Yu (

Hitachi SimpleTOUGH review: Hitachi SimpleTOUGH


The $140 Hitachi SimpleTough external hard drive is one of many ruggedized storage devices we've reviewed recently. The Iomega eGo Camo and Transcend's StoreJet 25 Mobile both offer drives with a protective exterior designed to handle drops and...

Conveniently integrated USB cable; three-year warranty; local and online data backup; rubber body can withstand 9.8-foot drops and a ton of pressure.

No FireWire port; competitors have cheaper cost per gigabyte without rugged specifications; larger than average hardware design.

The Hitachi SimpleTough is by far the most indestructible external hard drive we've tested, capable of surviving drops of up to 10 feet and up to one ton of pressure. With a built-in USB cable, two-tiered data security package, and an impressive...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (

Hitachi SimpleTOUGH (500GB) external hard drive


The Hitachi SimpleTOUGH external hard drive's rugged enclosure and embedded USB cable make it a great companion for road warriors. If you plan to knock your hard drive about during travel, this would be a good choice.

Reasonable cost per formatted gigabyte, embedded USB cable, rugged enclosure ;

No optimised USB drivers, isn't bundled with a DC power adapter ;

The SimpleTOUGH has a relatively low cost per formatted gigabyte of 38.5c. By contrast the 320GB SimpleDRIVE Mini costs 34.1c while the LaCie Rikiki external hard drive has the lowest cost we have found of just 31.8c per GB

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: James Hutchinson, (

Hitachi SimpleTOUGH (500GB) review


There are no shortage of ruggedised hard drives - LaCie's Starck Mobile Hard Drive can be run over by a car without worries, and its Rugged All-Terrain Hard Disk will certainly survive knocks and bumps. Transcend's StoreJet 25M-R even claims to...

The Hitachi SimpleTOUGH external hard drive's rugged enclosure and embedded USB 2.0 cable make it a good option for carting around data, though style-conscious road warriors may want to look elsewhere.

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications


Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: Yes


Ethernet: No
Fibre Channel: No
Firewire: No
Serial ATA: No
Ultra ATA: No
Wireless LAN: No

General Features

BUS powered: Yes
BUS-powered: Yes
Internal / External:External