all drives read ap 2.5 and 2.6 with the newest ixtreme 1.91. hitachi drive's are not immune to anything, the early versions (and some people argue all hitachi's) just dont support the ap 2.5 or 2.6 so you can play them without any issues regardless of any current Microsoft anti-piracy attempts.
you need to buy the following: 1) x360usb 2) ck3lite or cl3pro with molex power supply
After that you dont need anything else for your hitachi drive. if you had a liteon, you would also need a probe3 to extract the key.
Then once you get it all follow the JF Tut and you will be good to go.