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HGST Touro Mobile Pro 1TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive, Black (0S03559)

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  • Fastest read and write speeds with both USB 3.0 and 7200 RPMs
  • Sleek mobile design is perfect for the style-conscious consumer
  • Two levels of protection, with preloaded local and cloud backup software, help keep your content safe
  • Cloud backup enables anywhere, anytime remote access
  • Upgrade to a paid account and receive 250GB of cloud storage along with iPhone and iPad mobile digital device apps

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Technical Details

  • Hard Drive: 1024 GB 7200 rpm
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5 x 3.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B009GE6JI8
  • Item model number: 0S03559
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 25, 2012

Product Description

The sleek, Touro Mobile Pro portable drive provides superb ease of use, two levels of protection and 3GB of cloud storage. Enjoy two levels of data protection, with both local and cloud backup, to keep your photos, movies, music and documents not only safe but available anytime, anywhere, from any Smartphone or computer web browser. You can even share your online content with others by simply sending a web link. Includes fast USB 3.0 interface. Need more online storage? Upgrade to a paid account and receive 250GB of cloud storage along with iPhone and iPad mobile digital device apps.

Customer Reviews

Just plug it in and it works perfectly.
James Flaaen
I have no idea of what is wrong with it but so far this experience has been unconvincing, to say the most.
Jeffersonian
This portable drive is great, it works really well.
N. Paul

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 47 people found the following review helpful By 35-year Technology Consumer TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 21, 2011
Size Name: 500 GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Bottom line: good hardware bundled with one of the lamest vendor-supplied backup utility programs I've seen (and the bar is set low for this category of software!)

So: *after* uninstalling the non-functional backup software from my computer and deleting those files from the otherwise empty hard drive, I tested the hardware. Window 7 recognized it immediately, and using my existing non-Hitachi backup software, it was reading and writing data without problems right away.

PROS:
-nice sleek appearance.
-USB bus powered, so no external power adapter or cord.
-small form factor; slightly larger and thicker than a smart phone.
-Quiet operation.

CONS:
-Bundled backup software didn't work, and is equally dedicated to to selling Hitachi cloud storage services as it is to backing up your data. Excruciating details are addressed separately below.

After a short period of ownership, I can't address the long term reliability, but Hitachi drives enjoy a good reputation. This one has a two-year warranty, which is hard to find in these days when the industry standard is one year.

Now, about that software, which is flawed enough to cost this drive a star...mostly for the hubris of Hitachi in considering this anything other than a beta release:

Hitachi's backup utility ("Hitachi Backup"...the boys in marketing didn't waste much creative juice thinking of this name) was included on this drive. Many external hard drive vendors do the same thing; I haven't found one worth keeping yet, and Hitachi has not changed my mind with theirs. Even worse than offering limited user options ("Automatic" and "Scheduled"...
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By James Flaaen on June 23, 2014
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
Easy to use and takes up very little space. Just plug it in and it works perfectly. Wish the cable was a little longer but other than that no complaints. If you need extra storage this is a great drive to get.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Khaitzu on March 18, 2013
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
I just received this drive today and I am impressed so far. I use my MS Surface Pro 128GB as my Desktop PC when at home and as a tablet when on the road. I purchased this drive to have some much needed extra space. I backed up the software that came on the drive and performed a clean format. I also rebooted the system after hooking up the drive as this usually helps USB 3.0 devices (this has been my experience). So, enough of the boring stuff let's get straight to the tests:

My Setup:
MS Surface Pro 128GB SSD
Plugable USB 3.0 GigE Adapter
Anker 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub
HGST Touro Mobile Pro 1TB
Dell U3011 via DisplayPort to Surface

LAN:
Cat6a Ethernet runs throughout the house
Cisco 3750E 48 Port POE GigE Switch

Transfer Speeds Tests (See images):
(1) Surface SSD to Touro 1TB: 131 MB/s Sustained!!
(2) Touro to Surface SSD: 134 MB/s
(3) WHS 2011 VM to Touro: 64.3 MB/s via the LAN
(4) Touro to WHS 2011 VM: 109 MB/s via the LAN

As you can see the USB 3.0 speed coupled with the 7200 RPM makes for some great performance! I have used Hitachi drives for years now with little to no issues and I hope to have the same experience with this drive. As long as it holds up mechanically I give this item 5-Stars for speed, zero noise, zero heat, and overall design (looks and quality). I'll need some more time to burn it in to determine the mechanical quality. I'll be sure to update this review.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By N. Mcclellan on July 28, 2014
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
This drive is great, very fast and as its portable it gets power from the single USB cable. The reason I am most pleased with this drive is it works well with my XBOX ONE. I had originally ordered a Western Digital drive and it caused my system to lockup and hangup a lot. This drive has no issues. Only complaint I could give is two year warranty kinda lower compared to other brand drives.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By josh morris on July 3, 2014
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
Great addition for the xbox one hard drive i nor run all my games from this and i get a lot faster load times its a must for gamers, and for the rest i transport this device every where and use it often its with the money look no farther, believe me i already have so save your money
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By HollywoodScottHamilton on March 29, 2013
Size Name: 1 TB
I needed a fast portable harddrive to edit video on the go. This drive preformed Better than expected. I was able to run a 8 clip multi cam sequence without any hickups. I was only able to do this previously with a desktop which I havent touched sinced I purchased this drive. My new got to drive for editing
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ROSS on November 19, 2013
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
This is a great little drive. I use it with TimeMachine on my MacBook. The PRO version has a 7200 RPM drive, which provides for faster read/write access than the standard 5400 RPM drives. That plus the USB 3.0 makes for fast backups. The included USB 3.0 cable is a requirement; a "regular" USB 2.0 cable will not work with this drive.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Wang Wenyuan on December 12, 2012
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
It's delicate and powerful,the read and write speeds is quickly,and match to used with retina Macbook pro,I like it very much.
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