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HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black)

B&H # HGED25B Mfr # 0S03559
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Product Highlights
  • 1TB Drive Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Compatible
  • 7200RPM Drive Speed
  • USB Powered
  • Preformatted for PCs
  • Easily Reformatted for Macs

The black 1TB 2.5" Touro Mobile Hard Drive from HGST is a 1TB USB 3.0 compatible mobile hard drive encased in a smooth hard plastic shell. This 7200 RPM hard drive is USB powered eliminating the need for an external power source. Connect the Touro directly to your PC or easily reformat it for your Mac.

Portable storage for all your digital files
Smooth, textured body for solid good looks
Preformatted for PCs, easily reformatted for Macs
Fast USB 3.0 Interface
USB Powered
2.5-inch external hard disk drive
Interface USB 3.0
USB 2.0 Compatible
Capacity 1TB
Drive Speed 7200RPM
System Requirements Windows: Computer system running with Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 and an available USB port (3.0 or 2.0 depending on model)
Macintosh: Computer system running with Mac OS 10.5 or newer and an available USB port
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.1 x 5 x 0.6" (80 x 126 x 15 mm)
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black)
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    HGST1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 42 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (29)
    • Easy to use (27)
    • Portable (27)
    • Quiet (26)
    • Attractive (22)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (20)
      • Additional storage (19)
      • File transfer (19)
      • Video (18)
      • Photo storage (14)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (23), Casual user (9), Multimedia professional (3), Tech professional (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (19), Business (17)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (19), Mac (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works great

      With 4 in a USB 3.0 Hub RAID 0 we actually measured read speeds over 507MBytes/sec using 2 hubs. We then removed the drives and installed them in a Promise Pegasus J4.

      With 4 in a USB 3.0 Hub RAID 0 we actually measured read speeds over 507MBytes/sec using 2 hubs. We then removed the drives and installed them in a Promise Pegasus J4.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Failed within a matter of months

      I needed an external drive for photo and video storage and editing. In less than six months the drive started clicking then crashed. I hope I can recover the data but I'll never buy...Read complete review

      I needed an external drive for photo and video storage and editing. In less than six months the drive started clicking then crashed. I hope I can recover the data but I'll never buy a Touro drive again.

      Reviewed by 42 customers

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      3.0

      !tb touro mobile 2.5

      By peesee

      from la, ca

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

        good storage for price.

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

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        5.0

        HGST TOURO 1TB PORTABLE HD

        By Protiusmime Photography

        from N. California

        Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

        I have been using these portable drives for working and backup archives. Very dependable drives. Fast USB 3.0 speed. No failures. Small compact fits easily in my notebook brief. Definitely will continue to buy this drive when needed.

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        5.0

        Excellent Value

        By Tom

        from WA State

        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

          Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

          This hard drive is well built and an excellent value. It is working very well thus far. Needless to say, exrernal hard drives are wonderful until these fail.

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

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          4.0

          Super sleek, reliable, great for travel

          By Mike

          from Brooklyn

          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 Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

            Fast, Lightweight, Compact. Used these drives on a travel job shooting a documentary. No complaints.

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

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            5.0

            excellent ! reliabale.

            By thanasis458

            from elizabeth, nj

            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 Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

              affordable, reliable, compact. usb 3 transfers great.
              no complaints

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

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              5.0

              great so far

              By Preston Davis

              from Arden NC

              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
                • File Transfer
                • Video

                Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                I have yet to find a flaw. I have been using it for video editing from my laptop with CSS.

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

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                5.0

                Excellent

                By Brock

                from USA

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                  I take this HDD on the road with me during my travels for work.
                  Sleek design, small form factor, and easy to use.

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

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Had this for a month. So far so good.

                  By Josh

                  from Toronto, ON

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact
                  • High Capacity
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                  • Scratches easily

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • File Transfer
                  • Video

                  Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                  Very fast drive. It is indeed 7200 RPM and probably the best / fastest drive you can find for the price. It is very portable and beautifully designed, which is great because I am always bringing it around in my laptop bag. I have a MacBook Pro so I had to format it, but it took less than a minute.

                  Unfortunately I haven't had this drive for very long, so I can't say anything about its longterm durability, but so far so good.

                  One bad thing I can possibly say about this is that the casing around the drive scratches very easily. Almost too easily.

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

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                  5.0

                  "Don't judge a book by its cover

                  By sbh866

                  from Brooklyn,NY.

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to use
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • File Transfer
                    • Video

                    Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                    so far so good!

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

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    So far it's great

                    By DJG

                    from Virginia

                    Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                    I always read the worst reviews first, but the positive reviews convinced me to buy this. It's the largest capacity USB external harddrive that is 7200rpm and solely USB powered. And the least expensive. It's excellent so far, 1 week of ownership. If it fails a few months later as a couple reviewers have mentioned happened, I will update this. If not, I'll be buying a couple more, as field drives for video production for use when I need to offload a card and have no plug.

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                    5.0

                    G

                    By Circle

                    from Brooklyn

                    Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                    Good

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great portable disk!

                    By Seattlite

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                        I like everything on this product except for the shiny / glossy front and back -- I think it will get scratched up pretty quick. But the specs are exactly what I needed, I think it's the best price-value ratio in HDDs.

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

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                        5.0

                        Works great

                        By pietrzyk.us

                        from Celebration, Florida

                        About Me Power 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 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                            With 4 in a USB 3.0 Hub RAID 0 we actually measured read speeds over 507MBytes/sec using 2 hubs. We then removed the drives and installed them in a Promise Pegasus J4.

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

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                            5.0

                            Hard drive fast - Happy with it

                            By Enzorf

                            from Greenville, SC

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Photo Storage
                              • Video

                              Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                              I use the product to save my photos.
                              Need a fast hard drive, little and silent
                              does the job until now pretty well
                              Very satisfied

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

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                              4.0

                              I like it so far so good

                              By manke

                              from greenville

                              Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                              Gre product fast design

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Failed within a matter of months

                              By Bitten By A Zebra

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Fails Fast
                              • Unreliable

                              Best Uses

                              • None That I Can Think Of

                              Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                              I needed an external drive for photo and video storage and editing. In less than six months the drive started clicking then crashed. I hope I can recover the data but I'll never buy a Touro drive again.

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

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                              5.0

                              Really Fast

                              By Mike

                              from Elyria, Ohio

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • File Transfer
                                • Location Work
                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

                                Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                I use the product to store photos and video on my laptop. It is extremely fast with a USB 3 connection and 7200rpm speed. It's small profile fit nicely in my laptop case.

                                I do not really have any complaints. It is good edition to strip method of operation. A camera laptop and editing software.

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

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                solid

                                By Andy

                                from Washington, DC

                                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
                                  • Photo Storage
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                  Ive used two of these heavily for about a year now with no problems.
                                  Very good read write speed. And the price is right.

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

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Very good high speed, backup disk

                                  By s2

                                  from Phoenix, AZ

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Compact

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                      - 2.5" disk drive that runs at 7200RPM (most 2.5" disk drives run at 5200RPM)
                                      - Has USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0
                                      - secure software

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Very Fast!

                                      By DME

                                      from Spring Valley,NY

                                      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 Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                        I Like this Product a lot. It is small, sleek, doesn't take up too much space and files get downloaded fairly quickly.

                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • PC

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