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HGST 500GB Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black)

B&H # HGTMP500B Mfr # 0S03105
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Product Highlights
  • Fast USB 3.0 Interface
  • Bus-Powered
  • Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0
  • Drive Speed of 7200rpm
  • Local and Cloud Backup Software
  • 3GB of Cloud Storage
  • Sleek, Mobile Design
  • Windows and Mac Compatible

If you're looking for a portable, external storage solution that's particularly speedy, then check out Hitachi's 500GB Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black). This drive holds a capacity of 500GB, spins at a swift disk speed of 7200rpm, and utilizes the blazing USB 3.0 interface for connecting with your computer. With that interface, you can transfer data at up to 5Gbps. Since this drive is powered by that interface, you need not worry about carrying around a clunky power adapter. The drive comes with both local and cloud backup software, so you can both backup your storage wherever you are and keep it online. With the cloud storage software you can store up to 3GB of content and you can also remotely access your backed up data via a web browser or smartphone. At home, in the office, at the airport or wherever else you are with your computer, this rocket-fast little drive has got your back(up).

This drive features a speedy disk speed of 7200rpm and the incredily fast USB 3.0 interface, both of which allow you to save, recall, and transfer data quickly
In case you don't quite have a USB 3.0-ready computer, this drive is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports
This sleek portable hard drive stores up to 500GB of your content
The preloaded local and cloud backup software included with the drive allows you to backup your photos, movies, music and documents. Also, to note, with the cloud backup software, you can store up to 3GB of data and that data can be remotely accessed via web browser or smart phone
For the cloud backup software, you have the option to upgrade to a paid account and receive 250 GB of cloud storage along with iPhone and iPad mobile digital device apps
Sleek mobile design is perfect for the style-conscious consumer
Performance
Capacity 500GB
Interface USB 3.0 compliant
USB 2.0 compatible
Drive Speed 7200rpm
Buffer Not specified by the manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by the manufacturer
Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: up to 5 Gbps
USB 2.0: up to 480 Mbps
System Requirements Web Browsers: Internet Explorer (7 or newer), Mac Safari (4 or newer)

Windows users:
Computer system running with Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 and an available USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port

Mac users:
Computer system running with Mac OS 10.5 or newer and an available USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
Intel processor-based Macs only
General
Mounting Horizontally
Power Requirements USB bus-powered
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 41° to 95°F / 5° to 35°C
Relative Humidity: 20-80% non-condensing
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.14 x 4.96 x 0.59" / 8 x 12.6 x 1.5 cm
Weight 5.46 oz / 155 g
HGST 500GB Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black)
  • Preloaded Local and Cloud Backup Software
  • USB 3.0 Cable (Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    HGST500GB Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black)
     
    3.4

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Portable (4)
    • Attractive (3)
    • Quiet (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (6), Business (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (4), PC (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The Hitachi Touro Mobile 500GB does it!

      I wanted something small enough it would be transportable and dependable enough I would know I could count on it and the Hitachi Touro 500Gb delivered both. I like the fact that it is...Read complete review

      I wanted something small enough it would be transportable and dependable enough I would know I could count on it and the Hitachi Touro 500Gb delivered both. I like the fact that it is easy to use and small, not much larger than a Ipod Touch. It looks great and has the feel of quality. After using it I had to have another at the best price I have seen through B&H. As of yet I have not seen anything about it that I don't like. I know that some have complained about the short USB cord but it suits me fine.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      DOA

      I purchased this Hitachi external hard drive for my iMac. I plugged it into the USB port and nothing happened other then strange clicking noises from the drive. The drive was not being recognized...Read complete review

      I purchased this Hitachi external hard drive for my iMac. I plugged it into the USB port and nothing happened other then strange clicking noises from the drive. The drive was not being recognized by the iMac. I ran Disk Utility, but it still could not be recognized. I finally called Hitachi support, and from my explanation of what I did and what was happening, I was told it was a bad drive.

      I called B&H, explained the problem, and they offered to exchange the unit or give me a full refund. I chose the exchange, but within a day I received an email indicating that the drive was "discontinued" - go figure. I was then given a full refund without any problems.

      I have since ordered a LaCie LAP9221500 500GB Porsche mobile hard drive from B&H, which is still in transit. Hopefully, this drive arrives in working order and I can write a product review giving it five stars. Here's keeping my figures crossed.

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      1.0

      Junk! Skip this one!

      By Mel V.

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • No Power Switch
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

        Comments about HGST 500GB Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

        Piece of junk! Don't bother with this one. Hardly used but corrupted one year and 2 days later. Lost my files with no warning! Zero reliability.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        I would purchase again

        By twcats

        from DeSoto, Kansas

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • File Transfer

          Comments about HGST 500GB Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

          The drive works well with time machine in backing up our Mac's. We also like that the cord is long enough to be used with our sit to stand stations.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great For the Money!

          By YoungProf

          from Lawrence, KS

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy to use
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage

            Comments about HGST 500GB Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

            I think this is a fairly decent hard drive for the money, my only issue with it was that it was not formatted immediately for Mac OS X (it needed to be erased and reformatted). It seems to be reliable so far, and the compact and sleek design is convenient for our storage capabilities.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            DOES NOT WORK WITH WINDOWS 8

            By gomaine

            from Maine

            About Me Power user

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about HGST 500GB Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                  DOES NOT WORK WITH WINDOWS 8. Windows knows this, as well as HGST and B&H photo, as I spoke personally with all of them. Microsoft could only say wait for an update, and could not say when to expect it. Will work sporadically and cause programs to freeze up.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  Works great

                  By Darian

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact
                  • Easy to use
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about HGST 500GB Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                      I needed a compact drive that ran off buss power and was 7200rpm for light video work. This drive does the job well and I like the form factor. Much smoother video now. I would recommend it.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Nice drive, nice price

                      By dano

                      from indianapolis, in

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • High Capacity
                      • Portable
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • File Transfer

                        Comments about HGST 500GB Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                        I bought this drive to clone my laptop hard-drive and it's relatively small and fast for a pretty good price.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Other

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect for Travel Backups

                        By JP

                        from Minneapolis, MN

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to use
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Photo Storage

                          Comments about HGST 500GB Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                          I bought this drive to backup photos while traveling and to free up compact flash cards when necessary on the go. The size is surprisingly small and fits in my laptop case easily, which was key for me. The quality and speed of the drive is great and does exactly what I need it to do.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          DOA

                          By Jerry

                          from Cleveland, OH

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about HGST 500GB Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                                I purchased this Hitachi external hard drive for my iMac. I plugged it into the USB port and nothing happened other then strange clicking noises from the drive. The drive was not being recognized by the iMac. I ran Disk Utility, but it still could not be recognized. I finally called Hitachi support, and from my explanation of what I did and what was happening, I was told it was a bad drive.

                                I called B&H, explained the problem, and they offered to exchange the unit or give me a full refund. I chose the exchange, but within a day I received an email indicating that the drive was "discontinued" - go figure. I was then given a full refund without any problems.

                                I have since ordered a LaCie LAP9221500 500GB Porsche mobile hard drive from B&H, which is still in transit. Hopefully, this drive arrives in working order and I can write a product review giving it five stars. Here's keeping my figures crossed.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

                                Share this review

                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                The Hitachi Touro Mobile 500GB does it!

                                By Ed

                                from Lindon, Utah

                                About Me Business Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                • Easy to Customize
                                • Easy to Navigate
                                • High quality and small
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Computer backup

                                Comments about HGST 500GB Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                                I wanted something small enough it would be transportable and dependable enough I would know I could count on it and the Hitachi Touro 500Gb delivered both. I like the fact that it is easy to use and small, not much larger than a Ipod Touch. It looks great and has the feel of quality. After using it I had to have another at the best price I have seen through B&H. As of yet I have not seen anything about it that I don't like. I know that some have complained about the short USB cord but it suits me fine.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

                                Share this review

                                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great Drive!

                                By BJ

                                from Knoxville, TN

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Customize
                                • Easy to Navigate
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Multimedia

                                  Comments about HGST 500GB Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                                  great for back-ups and other storage needs

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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