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HGST1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive
 
4.9

(based on 114 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (100)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (72)
  • Large capacity / good size (56)
  • Easy to set up (33)
  • Easy to use (27)
  • Fast (24)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Additional storage (40)
    • Back-up (31)
    • Photo storage (26)
    • File transfer (18)
    • Video (18)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (47), Casual user (15), Heavy duty user (14), Frequent user (8), Tech savvy (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (71), Business (27)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (40), Mac (28), Other (5), Linux (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Hitachi 1TB 2.5

    This is the most reliable and most quiet drive to use in a small paperback book size of a dual drive RAID1 installation like the Tough Tech Duo, recommended by Jared Platt in his...Read complete review

    This is the most reliable and most quiet drive to use in a small paperback book size of a dual drive RAID1 installation like the Tough Tech Duo, recommended by Jared Platt in his LR Workflow series on CreativeLive. The Hitachi drives and the Wiebe Tough Tech Duo controller have given me total piece of mind from immediate and continuous mirroring of everything I do in Lightroom photo cataloging, selecting and editing. I bought 6 of the drives for off-site backup storage and monthly change-off of drive pairs.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Failing after 5 months

    Installed this drive in my Dell D830 and it work fine for 5 months. Now I am getting stalling, error messages, chdsk on boot, and drive tests say it has to many bad...Read complete review

    Installed this drive in my Dell D830 and it work fine for 5 months. Now I am getting stalling, error messages, chdsk on boot, and drive tests say it has to many bad sectors.

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    4.0

    small form factor delivery as expected

    By lepc

    from northern NJ

    Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

    Loved the size of this external HD, did not like the enclosure that came with- too clunky.

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    5.0

    Fast Hard Drive

    By Doc

    from Midwest

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • High Capacity
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

      I used two of these for an older laptop to have dual boot configuration with Win 7 and XP.
      These drives from past experiance have proformed flawlessly.

      B&H have always provided top shelf service.
      A standard others can judge themselves by.

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

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      5.0

      Great hard drive

      By geo

      from ny

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • High Capacity
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage

        Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

        Worked perfect

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

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        5.0

        5 Star Product

        By RxDesign

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Video

          Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

          I use these drives in my Atomos Shogun and Samurai recorders. Their price and reliability make them a cost effective medium for the application.

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

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          5.0

          Quiet, fast, reliable.

          By Reod

          from Minnesota

          Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

          This is exactly the hdd that Ive been looking for. Its fast, its very quiet and addmitedly its only been 2 weeks, but its been very reliable. I think its the start of a beautiful freindship.

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          4.0

          As good as advertised

          By Demetrius

          from Killeen, Texas

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

            The Travelstar drive was an upgrade to the WD Scorpio Blue from 2012. It was easy to install, and it is working as advertised. It is a 7200 rpm drive that has a high read, write, and transfer speed. It is functioning well with large iTunes, Aperture, and Final Cut Pro libraries. As a result of this drive's speed and capacity, I have been able to extend the life of my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009).

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

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            4.0

            Good Little Hard drive

            By Merely Mortal PC User

            from Midwest, US

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage

              Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

              Bought this for a friend for use in a portable external drive. It arrived before the estimated date, and we had it installed in time for holiday festivities.

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

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              5.0

              1 TB Travelstar 2.5 Mobile Hard Drive

              By Kinny

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

                  Very fast! 7200RPM! Works great with PS4. Easy installation.

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

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                  5.0

                  Great upgrade for PS4!

                  By unknown869

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

                  I bought this hard drive to double the space of my PS4. Works great, and i think I notice slight speed increases from the 5400 version of stock hd.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect ps4 upgrade

                  By Steve O

                  from USA

                  Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

                  I bought this to upgrade the hdd in my ps4 and it works perfect. Download times and game loads are a little faster on this 7200 rpm drive over the 5400 rpm drive that was originally in it. The original hdd in ps4 was the hgst 500gb so this was perfect switch being the same brand hdd.

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                  4.0

                  Low cost

                  By Caleb

                  from Dallas

                  Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

                  I bought this for my UDMA2. It's low cost and fits. If you are moving at all while using the UDMA2 running it buzzes as if it's grinding on something, so I just am careful with it while I'm backing up cards. It does have a guarantee, so I trust it.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect for PS4

                  By Zeldith

                  from San Francisco

                  Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

                  This drive is an affordable option for a PS4 hard drive swap. Simple and reliable. This is a must have for any true gamer.

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                  5.0

                  Reliable, fast drive.

                  By Video Producer

                  from Fond du Lac, WI

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Quick
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage

                    Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

                    Installed as a new drive for more space. Reliable, quick, no issues.

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

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                    5.0

                    Perfect!

                    By Jaime

                    from NYC

                    Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

                    I used this to replace a hard drive in my MacBook Pro after a few months of crashes, and now my computer works better than when I got it new! I would definitely recommend this product, especially if your AppleCare runs out - it's SUPER EASY to replace.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect!

                    By Jaime

                    from Nyc

                    Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

                    I used this to replace a hard drive in my MacBook Pro after a few months of crashes, and now my computer works better than when I got it new! I would definitely recommend this product, especially if your AppleCare runs out - it's SUPER EASY to replace.

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                    5.0

                    Great HDD

                    By Jayesh

                    from Round Rock TX

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

                      Liked the features and the quality of the product.

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

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                      5.0

                      Great HDD

                      By Michel

                      from Quebec City, Canada

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • High Capacity

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • File Transfer
                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

                        I am install this HDD on Colorspace UDMA2.

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

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                        5.0

                        Fast and Flawless

                        By Alvin

                        from Sacramento, CA

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

                            Used as a second drive in my MacBookPro, this Hitachi is FAST and quiet. I'm entirely pleased with it.

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

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                            5.0

                            Works great

                            By Aura

                            from San Juans Wa

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • High Capacity

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

                                Works for my DEll Laptop

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

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                                5.0

                                Works great so far...

                                By Gnimble

                                from San Diego, CA

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Os Drive

                                  Comments about HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive:

                                  I purchased this to replace a 100GB hard drive on my Thinkpad T400 laptop. The drive was recognized right away and works quietly in the background. Is is quite speedy and is running great so far.

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

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