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HGST 3TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Europe)

B&H # HGHDTDTP3E Mfr # 0S03241
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Duplicate of Model 0S03238
  • Bundled with US AC Adapter
  • 3.5" External HDD, 3TB, 7200 RPM
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity, Cables Included
  • Preloaded Local & Cloud Backup Software
  • 3GB of Cloud Storage Included
  • Windows & Mac Compatible

If you're looking for external storage for your computer that transfers data quickly, then check out Hitachi's 3TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Europe). This drive holds a capacity of 3TB, spins at a 7200rpm disk speed, and utilizes the blazing USB 3.0 interface for connecting with your computer. With USB 3.0, you can transfer data at up to 5Gbps, but the interface is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports.

The drive comes with both local and cloud backup software, so you can backup your data wherever you keep your computer and also save that data in the cloud. With the cloud storage software you can store up to 3GB of content and 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).

This unit is bundled with a US AC power adapter for use in the United States.

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 3TB
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 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: (Intel processor-based Macs only)
Computer system running with Mac OS 10.5 or newer and an available USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
General
Mounting Desktop, stackable
Power Requirements With bundled US AC Adapter: 12 VDC, 1.5A
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 41 - 95°F / 5 - 35°C
Relative Humidity: 20% - 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 3TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Europe)
  • Power Adapter
  • 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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    HGST3TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Europe)
     
    4.1

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Large capacity / good size (7)
    • Easy to set up (6)
    • Quiet (6)
    • Attractive (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (5)
      • Back-up (3)
      • Photo storage (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (7)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Easy to use, fast, large capacity drive

      By JonathanG

      from State College, PA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Obtrusive Power Plug

      Best Uses

        Comments about HGST 3TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Europe):

        Plug and play - trivially easy to set up. USB3 means it's fast. Large capacity. Whisper quiet: I leave it connected to my desktop machine and use it for extra data capacity, including my iTunes music library - I don't even notice when the drive is being accessed. So far, no problems after a month of use.

        Closest things to a drawback: (1) the power adapter plug is one of these chunky wall warts that will obstruct neighboring outlets, and (2) the enclosure is wider than most, at just over 2 1/4 inches, so it takes a bit more real estate than I expected (then again, this could help keep it cool, which helps keep it quiet...).

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

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        4.0

        Best Price

        By Chip

        from Saipan

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Power Switch

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about HGST 3TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Europe):

        This was a great bargain! I have been searching for large plain hard drives and found this external drive to be the cheapest way to get it. My friend bought a similar one and was able to remove the drive from the case and use it in his 4 drive raid enclosure. I am currently using it in it's supplied enclosure and it works great. The only reason for 4 stars is because of its need for an extra supplied power adapter plug to convert from europe to US plug type.... makes the adapter too bulky to plug directly into vertical wall socket..... no big deal since it is going into a surge protector on the ground right now. In the future, I plan to remove the drive from its enclosure and use it as I would a typical internal drive.

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

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        4.0

        Nice hard drive

        By rajr

        from NYC

        About Me Power user

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about HGST 3TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Europe):

              no issues so far, but haven't used much. For the price, it was a no brainer. USB 3.0 is super fast on this thing.

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

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              5.0

              Good price

              By Flexkick

              from Santa ana, Ca

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about HGST 3TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Europe):

                Shipping fast. Unbeatable price. Plenty of capacity.

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

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                5.0

                As always with B&H, a great product

                By USKoala

                from California Central Coast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about HGST 3TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Europe):

                    Fast, quiet and changed my life when photo editing. Wy productivity has really changed.

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

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                    4.0

                    High capacity and good price

                    By Nelsonbhz

                    from Brazil

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy to use
                    • High Capacity

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup

                    Comments about HGST 3TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Europe):

                    This product is reliable and has a high capacity. However I found it a little bit heavy.

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

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Fast, simple external storage

                    By WinD

                    from Marin, CA

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about HGST 3TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Europe):

                      I bought a pair of Hitachi Touro 3TB drives to use as staggered external backup. They are very clean looking, easy to stack, and painless to install . I get full rated USB 3.0 transfer speed and low latency with their 7200 rpm disks. I stated with a full backup of 300GB (about 1 hr in NovaBACKUP) followed by a differential to alternating drives every day. This will allow me to backup daily for over a year with duplicate storage which can be stored separately.

                      When I first installed these drives they would drop USB connection in less than a minute. That turned out to be poor USB ports on the Dell Vostro 470 motherboard. I dropped in an Asus PCI card with 2 USB 3 ports and the drives now work perfectly.

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

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                      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great deal, works well

                      By Thierry

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • No Power Switch

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage

                      Comments about HGST 3TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Europe):

                      Great to consolidate data from all other drives & duplicate cleanup.

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

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Not compatable with Windows 7

                      By Phil

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Not Compatable With W7

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about HGST 3TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive (Europe):

                          Not compatable with Windows 7. Had to return. Received refund credit.

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

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