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HGST Touro Mobile 500GB USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive, 7200RPM

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$59.95
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About HGST Touro Mobile 500GB

HGST's 500GB Touro Mobile USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive provides an extremely easy way to backup or save content from your Windows or Mac computer - whether you're at home, at the office or anywhere in between. It features a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes and utilizes the speedy USB 3.0 interface for transferring data to and from your computer. That interface powers the drive and is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0. The drive works right out of the box with your Windows computer but can be re-formatted for use with a Mac.

HGST Touro Mobile 500GB Features

  • Portable storage for all your digital files
  • Smooth, textured body for solid good looks
  • Pre-formatted for PCs, easily reformatted for Macs
  • USB 3.0 interface
  • USB powered
  • 2.5" external hard disk drive

HGST Touro Mobile 500GB Specifications

Capacity
500GB
Interface
USB 3.0
Backward compatible with USB 2.0
Data Transfer Rate
USB 3.0: up to 5Gbps
USB 2.0: up to 480Mbps
System Requirements
Windows users:
Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 and an available USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port
Mac users:
Mac OS 10.5 or newer and an available USB 2.0 port
Mounting
Horizontally
Power Requirements
USB bus-powered
Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.1x5.0x0.6" / 80x126x15 mm

HGST Touro Mobile 500GB Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fast speed - Long Warranty - Great built quality - Affordable Price

About two weeks ago, my friend asked me to help him choose portable HDD. After searching and browsing on internet, i have found that flood disaster in Thailand have ruined many electronics plant, including Hardisk vital component plant. After this disaster, I heard news that many retail shop announced an increase of HDD price. So being a best Buyer, I will not forget to consider brand name factor, it's long warranty, and it's cheap price. Finally i choose Hitachi I have used & tested this HDD...

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About two weeks ago, my friend asked me to help him choose portable HDD. After searching and browsing on internet, i have found that flood disaster in Thailand have ruined many electronics plant, including Hardisk vital component plant. After this disaster, I heard news that many retail shop announced an increase of HDD price. So being a best Buyer, I will not forget to consider brand name factor, it's long warranty, and it's cheap price. Finally i choose Hitachi I have used & tested this HDD portable in many condition. Here is the result : Synthetic Software test on USB 2.0 Port Read transfer rate Transfer Rate Minimum - 32.7 MB/s Transfer Rate Maximum - 33.3 MB/s Transfer Rate Average - 33.1 MB/s Access Time - 18.7 ms Burst Rate - 32.9 MB/s CPU Usage - 11.8% Synthetic Software test on USB 3.0 Port Read transfer rate Transfer Rate Minimum - 37.1 MB/s Transfer Rate Maximum - 82.8 MB/s Transfer Rate Average - 62.8 MB/s Access Time - 18.6 ms Burst Rate - 190.0 MB/s CPU Usage - 7.6% But in fact, the real transfer rate when copy-cut-paste files to Hitachi Mobile Touro 500GB is above the theoretical / Synthetic Software test result - it's very fast, quite cool and without any errors found after long time use !!! Here is the result : on USB 3.0 Port : Average 68-69 MBps on USB 2.0 Port : Average 32-33 MBps I'm very satisfied :) Finally, i recommend this product, it worth to buy guys

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dissapointed

I just bought the hard disk, but there is no chance to give the drive a format. It says you don't have the rights in order to do this, i mean what!? It is not doing my job. It is small, but the cover/case is hard plastic, so it's not the best. I haven't tested the speed, I hope it's ok.

Reviewed by 13 customers

 
1.0

Works on day of purchase - all day... but thats it!

By

from Leigh, UK

At first it seemed great, I backed up my entire library without problem, although not the fastest transfer speed in the world. Come to use it again, after it had sat happily stored away, and now the little blighter is acusing Windows of being the problem!!; doesn't appear in explorer; appears in 'devices and printers' - not that its any use there. Tried on an alternative laptop, same problem. There is just no reason why it would stop working, unless its just shoddy merchandise.

 
4.0

Great Portable HDD at a Great Price

By

from League City, TX, USA (Houston)

I have been using the 1 TB Touro Mobile for almost a year now and I am very satisfied with it. When I first received it, I just unpacked the drive and plugged it into my Windows XP computer with USB 2.0 and it just worked! I have since switched to a much faster Windows 7 computer with a USB 3.0 port and it really flies on this computer! I have never had a moment of trouble with this product and I would highly recommend it to anyone needing a portable USB based storage solution. My only complaint is with the very short USB cable. Other than the short cable, I have no complaints, which is very rare for me with computer hardware.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Windows XP tried to installed software. But I was unable to.

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from Ottawa, ON, Canada

Strange, I unplugged and replugged my Touro Mobile about 3 times. Windows XP Pro tried to installed some software but it failed. I should have checked the reviews before buying from Staples. Please stay with good brand. This Touro is problematic.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good performance, easy to use.

By

from Ontario, Canada

I installed the drive on a Windows 8 PC and it works well. The Touro software didn't start but I didn't expect it would since Windows 8 was not listed as being supported. I formatted the drive again NTFS and turned on File History and it immediately backed up all my user data. Performance seems very good via USB 3.0 although I have not yet done any benchmarking. I agree with the comment another review stated about the USB cable being too short. Overall a good product that gives excellent value for the price.

 
3.0

Just so so

By

from China

When I checked it with HDTune, the speed is about 20MB/s. But when I use it to copy files, the mean speed is just 10MB/s. This is what I can't stand. So poor speed! Except this, it's a good product.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Can not go back and forth on Macs and Windows

By

from Miramar, FL 33023, USA

I bought this product memorial day weekend and used it on my Windows computer at home but I never formatted it so I went to school and plug it in to the Macs we use and it said it was a read only device, so I formatted it for Mac and now i cant use it on the Windows

 
4.0

Easy to carry,high speed,grt perfoormance.....

By

from Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Finally a grt pdt by HITACHI TOuro mobile is the best u can get for a normal range of price,no disturbance just plug and play,high rate of transfer speed,its all thanks to Hitachi a grt pdt is in my hand ...istrongly suggest u to get this pdt cause its the best u can get ...all the best guys..

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

POOR

By

from Austin, TX, USA

I have tried several times to get this working but pc keeps saying i need to format. When I do it says unsuccessful and I need to format drive. Wish there I had option of "NO Stars!"

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Disappointed so far

By

from Brisbane QLD, Australia

The Touro MX3 doers not work in my usb 3.0 port!. kept telling me to format the disc but was then unable to format. works fine in the usb 2.0 port but that is not why i purchased it. Very happy to be put right so i can upgrade my review.

(4 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Dissapointed

By

from The Netherlands

I just bought the hard disk, but there is no chance to give the drive a format. It says you don't have the rights in order to do this, i mean what!? It is not doing my job. It is small, but the cover/case is hard plastic, so it's not the best. I haven't tested the speed, I hope it's ok.

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