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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 346 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (260)

    • 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 (285)
    • Portable (281)
    • Compact (278)
    • Easy to set up (248)
    • Quiet (230)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (243)
    • Additional storage (229)
    • Photo storage (201)
    • Video (165)
    • File transfer (149)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (160), Power user (159)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (280), Business (39)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (226), Mac (87), 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 346 customers

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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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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Just what I needed

                        By The Mad Chef

                        from Rutherford, NJ

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

                        Sleek, simple, quick transfers...all within this minimalist box with the little blue light. A good buy!

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                        4.0

                        Great Product

                        By Ke

                        from Orlando, FL

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to use
                        • Portable

                        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):

                          light, fast, I love this product

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

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Best price

                          By LV

                          from Maine

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • Photo Storage

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

                              I got this because I need extra space on my Mac. I was glad to see this one works with Mac as well. Good price here too.

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

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                              5.0

                              great product

                              By johnny

                              from Garden Grove, CA

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

                              I am totally love this drive. It supper fast with USB 3.0 port. Thanks B&H for great deal.

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                              5.0

                              Nicely priced

                              By Markiemark

                              from Miami, Florida

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup

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

                                So far I have no complaints. The drive is small and portable and is great bang for buck.

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

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