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HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Portable Storage
  • High-Speed USB 3.0 Interface
  • 2.5" (6.35 cm) External Hard Disk Drive
  • Bus-Powered
  • Plug-and-Play
  • Smooth, Textured Body
  • Windows & Mac Compatible

The 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black) from Hitachi provides portable storage for all your photos, movies, music and documents. It offers plug-and-play simplicity and a USB 3.0 interface for quick transfers of your important data. The External Drive is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems.

Portable storage for all your digital files
USB 3.0 interface for fast transfer speeds
2.5" (6.35 cm)external hard disk drive
Smooth textured body
External Drive pre-formatted for PCs, can easily be reformatted for Macs
Performance
Capacity 1 TB
Connector USB 3.0, 5-pin Mini-B socket
Interface USB 3.0 compliant, USB 2.0 backward compatible
Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0 up to 5 Gbps
USB 2.0 up to 480 Mbps
Web Browser Internet Explorer (7 or newer), Mac Safari (4 or newer)
General
Power Requirements USB bus-powered
System Requirements - Windows Users: Computer system running with Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 and available USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port
- Mac Users: Computer system running with Mac OS 10.5 or newer and available USB 2.0 port
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 12.5 x 1.5 cm)
Weight 5.46 oz (155 g)
HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black)
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    HGST1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 351 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (265)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (79)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (287)
    • Portable (284)
    • Compact (281)
    • Easy to set up (249)
    • Quiet (233)

    Cons

    • No power switch (22)
    • Slow (6)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (245)
    • Additional storage (232)
    • Photo storage (203)
    • Video (166)
    • File transfer (151)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (162), Power user (160)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (282), Business (40)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (229), Mac (88), Linux (6), Other (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A portable hard drive, no more, no less

    Let me start by saying buying a hard drive is a catch-22. You need to use the drive for some time (~1 year) to gauge its true reliability, but without knowing...Read complete review

    Let me start by saying buying a hard drive is a catch-22. You need to use the drive for some time (~1 year) to gauge its true reliability, but without knowing reliability it's impossible to choose a hard drive in the first place. ALL hard drive manufacturers occasionally suffer from bad batches of drives (Hitachi 'deathstars' anyone?) and all mechanical drives will fail at some point, so I'm pretty skeptical of reviews that claim one brand is clearly superior to another.Now to the drive itself. It's very compact, about the size of two decks of cards next to each other. It weighs 191 grams with the included USB 3.0 cable. The cable itself is about 18" long. It's preformatted to NTFS with a true capacity of 931 GB. My two computers (Win7P x32, Win7HP x64) had no problems recognizing the drive using both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. There was NO BLOATWARE or other backup software preloaded, and it did NOT try to mount a virtual drive either. The enclosure is plastic but I haven't noted any issues with the build quality, and the USB connector appears to be solid. There's a blue LED activity light but no power switch. The drive is audible when the drive is really working but I wouldn't go as far to say it's 'noisy'. At $[$] from B+H it is one of the most affordable portable 1TB drives on the market right now (Aug 2012).The only two dings I can think off is (1) there's no included case, so handle it carefully, and (2) B+H's packaging leaves a little to be desired. My drive was packed in a padded envelope (not a box) and arrived with 2 crushed corners. Luckily only the outer box was damaged and not the hard drive itself, but other buyers may not be so lucky.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    quality product

    this hard drive seems to have been a good investment so far

    this hard drive seems to have been a good investment so far

    Reviewed by 351 customers

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    5.0

    Does the job

    By swheel

    from New York, NY

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • File Transfer
      • Photo Storage

      Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

      This drive works as expected, no issues initially.

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

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      5.0

      great for storage

      By Marie G

      from Laredo, tx

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

        I really liked the design, it's small and slim, I need it to storage movies and files from school, so far has been working nicely,it's fast transfering the files, and also the price was great :)

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

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        5.0

        Great Product

        By Mr Lord

        from Boston MA

        Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

        While I don't actively monitor USB 3.0 speeds on this device I can attest to the fact that it is certainly faster than USB 2.0. I have two of these and they work great. Can't beat the price at B&H either. Haven't had any issues and they're exactly what I wanted and expected. Love the small size and no external power requirement. Overall a solid product and worth every penny.

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        5.0

        Still blazin' after all this year...

        By SpaceCadet

        from New York, NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

              I purchased one of these 1 year ago and reviewed it then. I needed another and B+H had it for a terrific price. I have not had any problems with my first one. As I said a year ago, I like this drive because it has zero software, junkware or adware on it. No hidden partitions that can't be removed. And the blue LED is quite soothing unlike many others. A couple of these fit perfectly into a Pelican 1020 for your "go-bag" or emergencies.

              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Ha

              By 2damax

              from Pensacola, FL

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Portable
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage

                Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                Excellent. Arrived on time. Good speed transfer. Go it on sale for $[$].

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

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                4.0

                It's what I wanted and needed

                By Slacker

                from Austin, TX

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                  Just got this, so can't speak to how long it will last, but I bought it to back up all of my photos on both my office laptop and home PC. It has done that without problem. I was concerned at first that it might not want to load from two different computers, but it did, and didn't have a problem with copying some identical files that are on both computers. Also you do not need to purchased the cloud subscription (which I didn't want or need anyway).

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

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                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By Naturalist

                  from Detroit, MI

                  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

                    Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                    Picked up for my Xbox One, works great!

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

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                    5.0

                    18 Months Fails

                    By Yos

                    from New England

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                      I purchased 4 of these 18 months ago. Seems to be a quality product but with only a one year warranty. My most heavily used one failed at 18 months in very light but portable use.

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

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                      5.0

                      Backing up the Back-up

                      By shawes

                      from Conway, MA

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • No Power Switch

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                      I use the 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 External Hard Drive as the back-up disk for my primary back-up disk, so that I have two back-ups of my photographs. It's easy to set up and use, and works great!

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

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                      5.0

                      Efficient, Small, and Fast!

                      By Diana

                      from NC

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                      This was very easy to setup and format to my mac. There is a huge amount of space on this little external hard drive and at a great price!

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

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                      4.0

                      Solid purchase

                      By Brumyjr

                      from California

                      Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                      Great price for a solid performing external drive. Data transfer has been quick so far.

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                      5.0

                      Great for the money

                      By Me with the Three

                      from South Carolina

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                        I bought this when I dropped and killed my old hard drive. I was a little hesitant becasue I had never heard of this brand... but it's just fine! I haven't seen any difference at all from the other brand name hard drive I purchased for about $75 more! Definitely will be purchasing another for a backup!

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

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                        5.0

                        Super easy to use

                        By Happy Customer

                        from Hartford, CT

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                          This is a fantastic drive that is extremely easy to use. I was worried that my computer wouldnt backup completely to it but all I really had to do was plug it in. Sooooo simple.

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

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                          5.0

                          Compact and easy to use

                          By Ghm

                          from Colorado

                          Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                          Useful as off-computer photo storage and backup. Sets up easily. Longevity untested. Basic device. Worth comparatively low price.

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                          5.0

                          Dogs Tore Apart the Package

                          By Chopped Liver

                          from Nantucket, Ma

                          About Me Casual user

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Smells Like Meat

                          Cons

                          • Smells Like Meat

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                          Two dogs pulled the package out of my mail box and proceeded to COMPLETELY tear it apart. I was pretty sure no hard drive could possibly survive such a brutal attack, yet when I plugged it in, it worked perfectly. I'd buy another in a second but would prefer to unwrap it myself.

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

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                          5.0

                          Awesome drive!

                          By Primera

                          from PA

                          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
                            • Game Backups

                            Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                            great little fast drive.

                            I have done some extensive speed testing & this little guy thought not the fastes of the drives out there, it performs at speeds the same if not better in data transport that faster speed drives!!

                            awesome!@

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Linux

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                            5.0

                            Great value

                            By Greg

                            from California coast

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • File Transfer
                              • Photo Storage

                              Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                              Easy to use - just plug it in and it's ready to go. (I use it with my PC with Windows 7.) I didn't see any back-up software as claimed, but I didn't want it anyway.I use it to back-up my photos and documents. It is lightning fast. For example, it will transfer about 500 MB in 2-3 seconds.

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

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                              5.0

                              Great Hard Drive!

                              By Chocolate Crepe

                              from Brooklyn, NY

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                                  This is a great hard drive I would recommend to anyone and everyone. It's small, and compact, very useful, works great, really convenient, and just works awesome! Have nothing not good to say about this.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  good product

                                  By Cindy

                                  from state college

                                  Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                                  fast shipping

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                                  5.0

                                  Great storage device!

                                  By Jonboy

                                  from El Paso, TX

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • High Capacity
                                  • Portable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage
                                    • Backup
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile MX3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive (Black):

                                    Use for storing video files, space and price can't be beat!

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

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