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HGST1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive
 
4.9

(based on 109 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (96)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (69)
  • Large capacity / good size (53)
  • Easy to set up (32)
  • Easy to use (26)
  • Fast (24)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Additional storage (37)
    • Back-up (30)
    • Photo storage (25)
    • File transfer (17)
    • Video (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (45), Casual user (14), Heavy duty user (14), Frequent user (8), Tech savvy (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (69), Business (26)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (38), Mac (27), 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

    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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                            5.0

                            Super HDD Great Value!!!

                            By Rick

                            from Sothern MA

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • High Capacity

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • Photo Storage

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

                              I use this HDD as back-up to my computer system. It is very fast and transfer data lightning fast

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

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                              5.0

                              Made my Mac like new again

                              By Kimbo

                              from Orlando, FL

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

                              Glad I purchased this after three years of steady use on my old drive. Works great.

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                              5.0

                              Travelstar Review

                              By dscanipe

                              from North Carolina

                              About Me Power 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:

                                Super simple install...worked great!!!

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

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                                5.0

                                Great drive quick

                                By Dave

                                from

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

                                MBP 2009 much faster.

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Failing after 5 months

                                By Wes

                                from Lanc County, PA

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • High Capacity

                                Cons

                                • Unreliable

                                Best Uses

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

                                  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.

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

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