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HGST4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM
 
4.4

(based on 50 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large capacity / good size (44)
  • Quiet (39)
  • Easy to set up (36)
  • Easy to use (36)
  • Attractive (22)

Cons

  • No power switch (11)

Best Uses

  • Additional storage (37)
  • Back-up (36)
  • Photo storage (32)
  • Video (27)
  • File transfer (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (41), Casual user (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (25), Business (22)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (26), Mac (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing value

The things that make this item great are: 1) FAST - High RPM drive means noticeably faster access times than most large TB externals. USB 3.0 means fast transfer speeds.2) Cheap -...Read complete review

The things that make this item great are: 1) FAST - High RPM drive means noticeably faster access times than most large TB externals. USB 3.0 means fast transfer speeds.2) Cheap - Post hurricane storage prices have not been coming down at all. [$] for fast 4TB is a STEAL. I bought this as a drive to attach to my WD TV media center. I was a little bit worried that the USB 3.0 wouldn't work with my media box, but there have not been any problems at all with USB 2.0 backwards compatibility. The USB 3.0 boost in speed is noticeable when I connect to my computer.Another thing I like about it is the 2 year warranty. WD just bought Hitachi. I was skeptical about buying a non Seagate or WD drive, but now the drive is backed by WD and I feel a bit better. Because of the hurricane the only drive to currently compare this to is a seagate goflex 4tb (WD does not make a 4tb drive). I am turned off by the design of the goflex (it has to stand up, it has a weird base interface), so this drive's simple design is a big plus for me. However, it is oversized (much fatter/thicker than my WD Elements drives), and it has a bright blue blinking neon light that can't be turned off that can be kind of annoying. I think these drives are meant to be stackable, but the casing doesn't have the strongbox feel that the WD Elements drives do. Also it runs a bit hot. So I'm hesitant.All in all, though, these things have been running great. As soon as I plugged it into my PC it ran fine. I haven't tried the free 3gb of cloud storage, so can't speak to that feature.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bought Two - Two died

Aside from the drive not being very fast on my 2012 fully loaded iMac27, one of the two drives I bought (not from B&H) lasted one year then died. Fortunately,...Read complete review

Aside from the drive not being very fast on my 2012 fully loaded iMac27, one of the two drives I bought (not from B&H) lasted one year then died. Fortunately, It was covered under warranty and I shipped it back and got the drive replaced. The second one just made it past the two year warranty and just died tonight.

I used one drive to back up to TimeMachine on one partition and media and project backup on a second partition, which was then was mirrored to the second drive. I have very little confidence in the replacement drive lasting much longer and I am shopping for two new drives to purchase now.

I have purchased only Seagate drives since 1996 with great success. This is the first time I purchased this brand. I would not recommend these drives at all.

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2.0

Bought Two - Two died

By Robert P

from Delta, BC Canada

About Me Power user

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • High Capacity
  • Quiet

Cons

  • No Power Switch
  • Slow For Usb3
  • Slow For Usb 3
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Photo Storage

Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

Aside from the drive not being very fast on my 2012 fully loaded iMac27, one of the two drives I bought (not from B&H) lasted one year then died. Fortunately, It was covered under warranty and I shipped it back and got the drive replaced. The second one just made it past the two year warranty and just died tonight.

I used one drive to back up to TimeMachine on one partition and media and project backup on a second partition, which was then was mirrored to the second drive. I have very little confidence in the replacement drive lasting much longer and I am shopping for two new drives to purchase now.

I have purchased only Seagate drives since 1996 with great success. This is the first time I purchased this brand. I would not recommend these drives at all.

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

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4.0

Light, good for off-premises back-up

By SteveCagan

from Cleveland, OH

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Additional Storage
    • Backup

    Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

    This is one of a set of etxernal hard-drives that I use for off-premises back-ups of all my programs and documents

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

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    4.0

    Bulky unit that contains the most reliab

    By LDE

    from McAllen, TX

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cheaper Than Internal Ver
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • Hgst Still Inside
    • High Capacity
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Expensive Redundant Cloud

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Photo Storage
    • Unplug For Longer Life
    • Video

    Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

    I use the product to back up multiple PCs as a NAS was far too slow and the NAS dumbed down interface was unsatisfactory. I removed the cloud storage offer as it was too small to be useful and buying more would be pointless and expensive. It does take a long time to backup 2+TB of data but USB3 speed was good and much faster than to a NAS. Though the enclosed HDD is still the most reliable HGST/Hitachi and not from the new owners, I like to keep offline between backups to extend life.

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

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    4.0

    Acceptable

    By J

    from N

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • High Capacity
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • File Transfer
      • Photo Storage

      Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

      Pros: Reasonable price, 7200 rpm.Cons: I've purchased three units, two are fine, but third out of box has a plastic piece inside the housing apparently loose and will have to exchange at B&H. I realize things happen in manufacturing, and this may not affect function if the drive, but with item used for media data, need better Quality Control.

      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Does what it says it will

      By Liz

      from Oakland, CA

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Power Switch

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • Photo Storage
      • Video

      Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

      I'm happy with it! Works for Mac or PC, has a ton of space, and so far have had no problems with it (it's been about a month.) Set up was easy peasy, and the machine itself doesn't get too hot. The whole set up is super simple for storage and time machine uses as well. Only thing is that the fact that it needs a wall plug-in with no on/off switch is slightly annoying, because you have to unplug whenever you're done instead of pushing a button -- but it's pretty big and meant to be an at-home-use drive anyway, so not too big a deal.

      Though I've only had this for a month, I've used 1 TB touros for the past 3 years, and I'm extremely happy with them. I've used them A BUNCH and taken them around, and have never once had an issue with them, so I'm a fan of htis brand.

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

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      5.0

      Great product

      By Billy

      from Tennessee

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Power Switch

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Photo Storage

      Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

      I use it for Xbox One. Xbox had no issues recognizing it. It is quiet and runs well.

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

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      5.0

      4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive

      By Mags

      from Dayton, OH

      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
        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

        Great product! Lots of storage for all my videos and pictures!

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

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        5.0

        Solid performer

        By jayrock

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

          HGST is a reliable company. No problems so far and the drive is fairly fast for 4tb.

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

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          4.0

          Solid Drive for Media

          By Garrett the Editor

          from NYC

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

            I've been using this hard drive for video editing for the past few weeks and have no complaints. It has the larger square USB 3.0 input which I prefer because it feels more stable and is less prone to have issues connecting.

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

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            5.0

            4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM

            By Mimi

            from Oakland, Ca

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet
            • The Set Up Was Simple

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer

              Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

              I used the 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM for backing up my computer, which had two failures. It was quick and easy to store my data to the Touro. I did some comparative shopping, and the price I paid was very reasonable. I also purchased the two year warranty in case of drops and spills.

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

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              4.0

              Tons of space, very noisy, slow to wake

              By Micah

              from Omaha, NE

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity

              Cons

              • Feels cheap
              • Noisy

              Best Uses

                Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

                Pros:Tons of space. Hard to complain about 4TB. And it is reasonably fast. The price/performance is good.Cons:Feels cheap. Noisy. If it has been idle it takes maybe 15-20 seconds to wake up and open for use. Mac users will have to jump through some extra hoops with formatting; the website is not clear, but their search function yielded necessary QA for steps on formatting.

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

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                2.0

                Very slow drive

                By RayF10

                from Sayville, NY

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • High Capacity

                Cons

                • Slow

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

                Bought this to replace a Seagate unit that had failed. Originally connected via USB2, and found it to be incredibly slow. Moved it to my other system that has USB3 and found again that it so much slower than my other Seagates. Probably won't return it, but it has been assigned to very limited use.

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

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                5.0

                Great product, great price

                By infocus john

                from grand turk, tc

                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 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

                  Use this to backup large image and video library. Faster 7200rpm speed an asset. A breeze to install.

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

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                  5.0

                  Quality drive

                  By Nikkers

                  from Valdosta, GA

                  Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

                  Great price for what you get. I had a seagate 1.5tb usb 2.0 5900rpm's, and it was in the same price range when I purchased it.

                  The 4th drive out performes my old one easily!

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                  5.0

                  Just started to use, seems to be good!

                  By Anya

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

                  I was recommended this product and bought it like 2 weeks ago. Since then I used it twice and like it so far. Speed is pretty good, and it wasn't expensive. However you can't really use it if you travel or being away from the outlet or move it while in use because this hard drive requires to be connected to it, but the good thing about it is that hard drive doesn't take energy from my laptop

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                  5.0

                  No Problems at all

                  By Abracadabra Video

                  from Skokie, Illinois

                  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 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

                    Not sure why drive is formatted fat32

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

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                    2.0

                    Slowest drive on my system

                    By RayF10

                    from Sayville, NY

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy to use

                    Cons

                    • Incredibly Slow On 20
                    • Incredibly Slow On Usb2
                    • Slow

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

                      Bought this unit to replace a Seagate (lost 2 in 3 months!). Running on an XP system USB 2.0, so I know that I'm not getting optimal performance, however... The Seagates (I have 6 of them still in operation) are also USB 3.0/2.0 compatible, but are at least 5X faster. The Touro is SO disappointingly slow that I am considering returning it. Will try it on my Win7 system (with 3.0 ports) to see if it is acceptable there. If so, will still have to purchase another much faster drive for the XP. Wasn't looking to invest in 2 drives at this time...

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

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                      4.0

                      So far so good

                      By OperaTenor

                      from New York

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Zzzzzzzzz

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

                      Everything so far is as hoped for EXCEPT for the sleep cycle. This thing sleeps more than a 99 year old dog. Only things is, the dog wakes up faster ! Were it not for that I would have given it 6 stars ! Blazing fast (for an HDD) when it is awake. Quiet! Runs a bit hot. Case feels solid. USB3 cable included. Have already bought a second one. Now I need to find a way to inject it with caffeine

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

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                      5.0

                      Very fast 4TB external storage solution

                      By joe1946

                      from Millstone,NJ

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

                        So far the 4TB Touro Deskpro 7200rpm USB 3.0 ext HDD is working great. It has plenty of space for my 1080p home videos and whatever else needs backing up. I don't mind not having a power switch since it could cause problems if shut off when your computer is on.

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

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                        4.0

                        Good Value

                        By Booker

                        from Delaware

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • No Power Switch

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about HGST 4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM:

                        Lots of storage at a good price. I only have USB 2 so I can't take advantage of it's full speed, but speed is acceptable w/USB 2. Have used it for a couple months with no problems. Wish it had a power switch.

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

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