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HGST1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive
 
4.8

(based on 141 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (120)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (84)
  • Large capacity / good size (73)
  • Easy to set up (42)
  • Easy to use (41)
  • Portable (34)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Additional storage (50)
  • Back-up (37)
  • Photo storage (29)
  • Video (24)
  • File transfer (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (60), Casual user (22), Heavy duty user (14), Frequent user (8), Tech savvy (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (87), Business (33)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (48), Mac (37), Other (9), Linux (4)

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

 

3 years warranty THANK GOD! failing / failed / ERRORS

If this drive was not known to fail it would have 5 stars as it is SILENT in operation, incredibly fast in my older 2010 ATA II interface laptop and amazingly fast in my...Read complete review

If this drive was not known to fail it would have 5 stars as it is SILENT in operation, incredibly fast in my older 2010 ATA II interface laptop and amazingly fast in my newed gigabyte Tech ATA III based laptop.

I was getting "drive freezes" frequently in hte past 6 months, I thought "virus" or "software faults". .. I work 60 hours a week so Sunday is not a day I think " lets spend hours fixing the computer"

Ultimately windows 10 installed and failed and told me DRIVE ERROR PHYSICAL FAULT ( almost 2 years to the date after purchase )

Ran different drive testing software .... endless errors nad bad sectors, etc ..... now take in to account this was in a laptop that NEVER MOVES as I like laptops because they are silent compared to desktops and I always have it permanently linked to my huge TV SCREE and keyboard and mouse .. the laptop NEVER MOVES.... so the drive never got "broken" though " chucking the laptop around ". I am single and have no kids and nobody enter the computer room, etc.

So... superb drive when it works ( and I am comparing with equivalent Western Digital in dads laptop and my old favorite SEAGATE before they went rapidly down hill with a string of years of failing drives .. .shame, they were best in SCSI back in the 1990s )

So ... supber when working, but personal use and looking at reviews .. the drive has a short life span .. I wonder if they use the same technology as SEAGATE? as this drive performs the same as a SEAGATE.

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4.0

HGST 1TB Mobile HD

By SidewayCg

from LA CA

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • 7000 Rpm
  • Compact
  • High Capacity
  • Quiet

Cons

  • In Encrypt Instructions
  • No Real Instructions

Best Uses

  • Primary Laptop Drive

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

Bought the HD due to it's low price, hight RPM 7K,1TB size and on broad encryption. Unfortunately don't expect any info or software to assist you in migrating data or enabling the encryption mode. I just did a fresh install of Lubuntu and will search on their site for how to turn on the encryption.

The physical install is just swapping the HD, making sure the BIOS sees it and then install your OS. If you have data to migrate, you either search theiri support site or consider looking for an HD which includes support for data migration.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Computer Platform:
  • Linux

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5.0

Great small drive for PS4 backup

By Northern NJ

from Middlesex County, New Jersey

About Me Casual user

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Additional Storage
    • Backup

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

    Overall, this little hard drive is great for backing up my sons' PS4 games and their settings.

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

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    5.0

    A Perfect Fit

    By KeithK

    from United States

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        This replacement hard disk was perfect for my needs. Installation and the process of porting data over to it were easy and the operation now is faster than ever. I'd highly recommend it.

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

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        5.0

        Nothing beats an HSGT Hard Drive

        By Mike

        from Boston

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • High Capacity
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup

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

          The speed of this drive is excellent. I replaced an SSD with this drive for more capacity and wasn't disappointed with the speed of this drive.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Other

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          4.0

          Good hard drive

          By Sol nice3

          from Bronx ny

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

          Good HD for the price. using it for ps4 at the moment and it works perfect and my games are loading up even faster now.

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          5.0

          Most durable hdd I have ever had

          By Soleraeus

          from New York, NY

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage

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

            Fast hard drive, very durable. I have had one of those for about 7 years now, it's still up and running! (I have 5 of them now). If I am buying a hard drive and it's not one of those, it means it's a ssd!

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

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            5.0

            Great fast 2.5 inch drive

            By Stu

            from Ashland

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

            I have a bunch of these 135 meg per second read and writes

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            5.0

            1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive by HGST

            By Kiltedview

            from Texas, USA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video

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

              Excellent small hard drive. Use with Atomos Ninja 2 for HD video recording. Works great. Note: Do not mount the Ninja 2 on top of the camera if you want to use sound from the camera's built in microphones. You will record the sound of the disc drive spinning. I record sound separately so the camera sound is only a scratch track for sync. during editing.

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

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              5.0

              fast drivw

              By lunchbx2

              from Brooklyn NY

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Video

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

                I have used this drive in my 2012 macbook pro and mac mini I5
                Very fast boot up (not as fast as my fusion drive)
                Also use it as an 2nd drive for recording audio

                I recommend it

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

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                5.0

                Love this drive!

                By jol

                from Brooklyn

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage

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

                  Instant replacement in laptop for DVD in Ultrabay. Used third party drivebay replacement and Travelstar fitted right in, fastened with included screws, and works perfectly. No heat, no sound. This added 1TB onboard storage. Great. Will get additional to build external RAID.

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

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                  4.0

                  good price for a Tbite

                  By malaquest

                  from Berkeley,ca

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  video recording

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

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                  5.0

                  Heavy hitter for a small price

                  By udabest1

                  from Claremont, CA.

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I had run out of storage space on my hard drive and the computer was crawling along. I was in the market to purchase when my IT guy suggested up grading my hard drive first. Great suggestion. I'm up and running again without the constant spinning wheel of death! B&H delivered before the date promised and I couldn't be more pleased with the results

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

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                      3.0

                      3 years warranty THANK GOD! failing / failed / ERRORS

                      By RichardAEvans

                      from Dallas Fort Worth, Texas

                      About Me Power user

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Unreliable

                      Best Uses

                      • File Transfer
                      • Photo Storage
                      • Video

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

                      If this drive was not known to fail it would have 5 stars as it is SILENT in operation, incredibly fast in my older 2010 ATA II interface laptop and amazingly fast in my newed gigabyte Tech ATA III based laptop.

                      I was getting "drive freezes" frequently in hte past 6 months, I thought "virus" or "software faults". .. I work 60 hours a week so Sunday is not a day I think " lets spend hours fixing the computer"

                      Ultimately windows 10 installed and failed and told me DRIVE ERROR PHYSICAL FAULT ( almost 2 years to the date after purchase )

                      Ran different drive testing software .... endless errors nad bad sectors, etc ..... now take in to account this was in a laptop that NEVER MOVES as I like laptops because they are silent compared to desktops and I always have it permanently linked to my huge TV SCREE and keyboard and mouse .. the laptop NEVER MOVES.... so the drive never got "broken" though " chucking the laptop around ". I am single and have no kids and nobody enter the computer room, etc.

                      So... superb drive when it works ( and I am comparing with equivalent Western Digital in dads laptop and my old favorite SEAGATE before they went rapidly down hill with a string of years of failing drives .. .shame, they were best in SCSI back in the 1990s )

                      So ... supber when working, but personal use and looking at reviews .. the drive has a short life span .. I wonder if they use the same technology as SEAGATE? as this drive performs the same as a SEAGATE.

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

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                      5.0

                      Best notebook drive

                      By geneoski

                      from Los ANgeles

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • High Capacity
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Video

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

                        You cannot buy a better notebook drive. Very fast, reliable, great warranty and good support

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

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                        5.0

                        So far so good

                        By Fluffhead

                        from NJ

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to use
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            I replaced my failed hard drive with the 1 TB HGST Travelstar hard drive about 1 month ago. The drive has been working fine and I have not experienced any problems so far. Runs pretty quiet too.

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

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                            5.0

                            Reliability at an excellent price

                            By Jordan

                            from New York, NY

                            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
                              • Video

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

                              I purchased this drive to upgrade my mid 2012 macbook pro. Aside from installation being insanely easy, with the proper tools, its priced competitively well. I was originally going to purchase from OWC but when i saw the price was the same at B & H and i could pick it up same day, i decided to go with B&H as always. This drive is incredibly reliable, and for the size (1TB) you really cant beat the price. I would highly recommend this prduct to others, a great way t easily increase the performance of your mac or pc.

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

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                              5.0

                              Great Product

                              By kd7flc

                              from Portland, OR

                              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

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

                                works great!

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

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                                5.0

                                Reliable storage

                                By HR

                                from San Francisco, CA

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • File Transfer

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

                                  I used this HGST hard drive to store my files externally from my Mac computer. This HGST hard drive is low noise and reliable.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  good replacement for my original HDD on McBookPro

                                  By Jacques V

                                  from Toulouse, France

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

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

                                  Quite cheap, double the original capacity and faster

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

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                                  4.0

                                  Replaced stock drive for PS4

                                  By Nancy

                                  from New York

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • High Capacity

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Upgrading Capacity

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

                                    I used this drive to replace the stock drive on a first generation PS4. It doubled the storage capacity and increased the speed of the drive. Pulling out the old drive, I saw it was the same brand that the machine came with. I had no problems with the original drive apart from running out of space, so I am expecting no problems with the new one.

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

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