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HGST 1TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black)

B&H # HGHDTDTP1B Mfr # 0S03236
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • High-Speed USB 3.0 Interface
  • Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0
  • Fast Drive Speed of 7200rpm
  • Preloaded Local & Cloud Backup Software
  • Smooth, Textured Body
  • Stackable in Design
  • Windows & Mac Compatible

If you're looking for vast external storage for your computer that transfers data quickly, then check out Hitachi's 1TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black). This drive holds a capacity of 1TB, spins at a 7200rpm disk speed, and utilizes the blazing USB 3.0 interface for connecting with your computer. With that interface, you can transfer data at up to 5Gbps. Plus, that interface is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports, so if your computer doesn't have USB 3.0, you can still connect to that older USB interface.

The drive comes with both local and cloud backup software, so you can both backup your data wherever you keep your computer and also save that data online. With the cloud storage software you can store up to 3GB of content and you can also remotely access that content via a web browser or smartphone. At home or in the office, this rocket-fast stackable drive has got your back(up).

Stackable desktop design looks great in a style-conscious workspace
Two levels of data 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
USB 3.0 interface delivers fast transfer speeds
Performance
Capacity 1TB
Interface USB 3.0 and 2.0 Compliant
Connector 1x  USB 3.0, 9-pin Standard-B socket
USB 2.0, 5-pin Standard-B socket
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 5Gbps
USB 2.0: up to 480Mbps
System Requirements System Requirements

Windows users:
Computer system running 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

Web browsers: Internet Explorer (7 or newer), Mac Safari (4 or newer)
General
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements 12 VDC, 1.5A
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 41° to 95°F / 5° to 35°C
Relative Humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing
Dimensions 5.07 x 7.20 x 2.36" / 12.9 x 18.3 x 6cm
Weight 2.1 lb / 0.97kg
HGST 1TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black)
  • Preloaded Local and Cloud Backup Software (Currently Does Not Work with Mac OS X Lion)
  • USB 3.0 Cable (Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Power Adapter
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    HGST1TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black)
     
    4.2

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (3)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Large capacity / good size (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Extremely Quiet; No Power Switch

      I bought a USB 3.0 card for my computer and plugged in these bad boys. At first I was disappointed by the lack of an On/Off power switch. I use the drives for...Read complete review

      I bought a USB 3.0 card for my computer and plugged in these bad boys. At first I was disappointed by the lack of an On/Off power switch. I use the drives for storing and backing up photos only, so if I'm just web surfing or something, I don't need the drives on. I plugged them into a separate power strip that I can turn off. These are much quieter than my older Lacie Porsche drives; they are virtually silent!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not a bad drive

      This item is being used partitioned in a Mac system for photo editing and misc. information storage. Still running it through its paces. Responds quickly with USB 3 connection. A little disappointed in...Read complete review

      This item is being used partitioned in a Mac system for photo editing and misc. information storage. Still running it through its paces. Responds quickly with USB 3 connection. A little disappointed in the fact that there is no power switch to turn it off. Contacted Hitachi and was informed that it could/should be left on 24/7/365, or that it could be 'ejected' and then unplugged - really don't like that idea, but what can I say. Price was right, and service from B&H was good.

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      5.0

      Lots of storage for a great price

      By Briggitte

      from Turnersville

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

        This arrived very quickly. The price was great and it was very easy to unpack and installed. Highly recommended. We use this for backing up our computers.

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

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        4.0

        Saves you photo life!

        By Aaron Bean

        from Chicago

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Power Switch

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

        It's great storage. Easy to access and transfer files.

        It saved my photos, I ran out of space on my Mac hard drive so I bought it and not I can have tons of photos saved!

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

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Hitachi drive ran like a 2 stroke engine

        By Robbie

        from Clearwater Beach, FL

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • High Capacity

        Cons

        • No Power Switch
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

          Faulty product; Hitachi tech support says "it happens"

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

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By Sema

          from Burbank, CA

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

            This HB is absolutely what I needed. It is perfect for backing-up the MAC that I have.

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

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            5.0

            Perfect and Reliable

            By hannansaleh

            from Ny,Ny

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
            • Easy to Customize
            • Easy to Navigate
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                My new external drive is great. I feel really great about it because of the companies reliable reputation. It was very easy to plug in and use.

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

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                4.0

                Good so far

                By dvtbarton

                from Salt Lake City, UT

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                      Only owned it for a few weeks, but it's been great. I'm using it to back up my whole hard drive, with movies and music in mind (HD movies are huge). It's incredibly quiet, but much fatter than I had expected. It's not a big deal, though. Good bargain.

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

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                      5.0

                      My archives will be organized!

                      By Aline Muniz

                      from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                      • Easy to Navigate
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Educational Purposes
                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                      I put my archives of three computers in the HD and i still have much space! Very good!

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

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                      3.0

                      Not a bad drive

                      By acarroll123

                      from Louisville, KY

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Customize

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                          This item is being used partitioned in a Mac system for photo editing and misc. information storage. Still running it through its paces. Responds quickly with USB 3 connection. A little disappointed in the fact that there is no power switch to turn it off. Contacted Hitachi and was informed that it could/should be left on 24/7/365, or that it could be 'ejected' and then unplugged - really don't like that idea, but what can I say. Price was right, and service from B&H was good.

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

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Extremely Quiet; No Power Switch

                          By John W.

                          from San Francisco

                          About Me Avid Photographer

                          Pros

                          • Plug 'n Play

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Long term storage

                            Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                            I bought a USB 3.0 card for my computer and plugged in these bad boys. At first I was disappointed by the lack of an On/Off power switch. I use the drives for storing and backing up photos only, so if I'm just web surfing or something, I don't need the drives on. I plugged them into a separate power strip that I can turn off. These are much quieter than my older Lacie Porsche drives; they are virtually silent!

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

                            Share this review

                             
                            5.0

                            Great devie

                            By Rod

                            from PA

                            About Me Heavy User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast
                            • Plug and play
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                              Easy to use and very very quiet.

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

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