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HGST4TB Touro Deskpro Hard Drive 7200 RPM
 
4.5

(based on 43 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large capacity / good size (37)
  • Quiet (33)
  • Easy to set up (31)
  • Easy to use (31)
  • Attractive (18)

Cons

  • No power switch (8)

Best Uses

  • Additional storage (32)
  • Back-up (30)
  • Photo storage (26)
  • Video (24)
  • File transfer (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (37), Casual user (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (21), Business (20)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (24), Mac (17)

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

 

Cheap body, lots of space.

I bought three of these when i recently upgraded to a new Imac. Two regular backups and one for off site storage. Althought each drive comes with it's own backup software, the software...Read complete review

I bought three of these when i recently upgraded to a new Imac. Two regular backups and one for off site storage. Althought each drive comes with it's own backup software, the software will not reformat the drive, which comes formatted for PC. You'll have to use your disk utility or software of choice to get each drive ready for use on a Mac.

The body has a cheap build to it, the power cord could be longer, and it would be nice if it had a firewire port ont back. Like so many other products, it has an annoyingly bright blue light that doesn't turn off.

On the plus side, it has a lot of space, it is not nearly as loud as my Seagate or Iomega external drives, and it comes with a USB 3 cable.

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5.0

Solid performer

By jayrock

from Brooklyn, NY

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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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    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

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      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

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          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

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          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

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            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

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              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

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                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

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                  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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                  4.0

                  Great but Slow on MacPro

                  By chad b

                  from los angeles, ca

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Only Usb 30

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • Video

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

                  Great build, great company, Great drive, but a bit slow on the MacPro towers since they don't have USB 3.0. Also, the drive comes formatted at FAT32 so if you are on a mac,youll need to reformat it for use.

                  Also, there is 2 flavors of this drive floating around, Western Digital and Hitachi... however, if you are dubbing from one brand to another, its the same buuld just with different drives. I give it 4 stars, 1 negative for being ONLY USB 3.0

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

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                  5.0

                  Performs as promised and expected.

                  By RK

                  from CA

                  About Me Power 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:

                  Reliable product.
                  PROS much greater than CONS:
                  1. 7200 rpm
                  2. USB 3.0 connection
                  3. Buffer
                  4. Capacity
                  5. Overall design
                  6. Manufacturer capacity

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

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                  5.0

                  Great and Easy to use product

                  By Stan the Hiker

                  from Bellaire, MI

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • 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:

                    I was able to hook this up to my desktop unit and utilize it right away to store all of my photos, videos, and podcast. It is a great value and very easy to use. I have not experienced any negatives at this point.

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

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                    5.0

                    Does everything you ask of it.

                    By Joseph

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Power 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
                    • File Transfer
                    • Photo Storage
                    • Video

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

                    I bought this external hdd to use with my WDTV Live media player. It does all I ask it to, plug into my device and play media from the drive. It has usb 3.0 which I don't use... sorry. Comes with cloud storage which is a plus. I would recommend this to anyone looking at an external drive. Great price for what you are receiving.

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

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                    4.0

                    Fast drive but irritating sleep cycle

                    By Turbo

                    from Alabama

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • Video

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

                      I use this drive to archive P2 footage. Once up and spinning works great. However after a few minutes it goes to sleep and takes a while to spin up. After exhausting all other options,I installed a program called NoSleep HD and solved issue.

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

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                      5.0

                      Great Drive

                      By jdstvvideo

                      from Apex, NC

                      About Me Power 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
                      • File Transfer
                      • Photo Storage
                      • Video

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

                      Tons of storage. Quiet drive. But no on off switch but still not a big deal.

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

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                      4.0

                      4 TB at a good price

                      By Naftoli

                      from NY

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                        Cons

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

                            needed another HD for to back up my photos, this does the job. when conected to the computer makes a very slight humming noise

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

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