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HGST 1TB Touro S High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive USB 3.0 Model 0S03694 (HTOSPA10001BHB) Gray

  • Ultra-portable, stylish, aluminum design
  • Faster USB 3.0 and fast 7200 RPM
  • Local and cloud backup, providing two levels of protection
  • Upgrade for more cloud storage and apps

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  • Umut N.
  • 3/29/2016 11:21:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive for the price. 7200RPM and USB 3.0. I use it as a NAS connected to my Linksys WRT1200AC. Works flawlessly.

This review is from: HGST 1TB Touro S High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive USB 3.0 Model 0S03694 (HTOSPA10001BHB) Gray

Pros: -USB 3.0
-7200 RPM
-Stylish

Cons: -None that I found so far.

Other Thoughts: Definitely recommended.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/9/2016 9:40:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood drive thus far

This review is from: HGST 1TB Touro S High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive USB 3.0 Model 0S03694 (HTOSPA10001BHB) Gray

Pros: 49-65MB/s write speeds from an internal SATA drive. Seems reliable after 6 months. I like the dim LED that indicates it is on and transferring data on the end of the drive.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: USB 3.0 Micro B port on the drive- and 18 inches (45.72cm) transfer cable is not too long, and not too short.

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  • Micheal H.
  • 1/23/2016 11:59:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA great external at a great price!

This review is from: HGST 1TB Touro S High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive USB 3.0 Model 0S03694 (HTOSPA10001BHB) Gray

Pros: Really fast sequential write and read speeds fluctuating between 145MBps - 154MBps for each in crystal disk mark.
Easy plug and play
Super simple to remove internal drive for other uses
Low power consumption

Cons: Random 4k read and write fluctuates between 0.5MBps and 0.9MBps

Other Thoughts: Like always shipping was quick and the drive was well packaged. This is a great affordable external with a 7200rpm hgst travelstar 7k1000 inside. For those interested it has a 32MB cache and is very quiet. I have put this drive through some stress testing since my intended use for this was to replace an internal drive on one of my old laptops or become an internal for my ps4. Perfomance wise it ranges from slightly better to crushes every other external I have in the same price point. It's random read and write speeds seem to fluctuate between 55MBps and 65MBps for both making that area only slightly quicker then what I get from my wd passport ultra drives and my other favorite the seagate backup plus slim. In the random 4k benchmark it is consitently slower then both of those but only by 10% at most. The 4kQD32 benchmarks seem to be a little better and in the worst of cases putting it on par with the wd and seagate consistently staying above 1MBps. The biggest gain in performance for this drive comes from sequential read and write speeds. New out of the box I was getting upwards of 160MBps for both and well into half full with 500gb of files stored on it I was still getting 145MBps+ for sequential read and write. With the drive nearly full with just shy of 800gb on it I was getting around 125MBps read and write. Because of the sequential speeds this is best served as an external. It is quick until the very end. It also seems to give a slight increase in load times used in a ps4 and with the price about the same as the popular options like the seagate that people use for a ps4 internal this is definitely a better choice. Don't expect night and day differences since you are only shaving a few seconds here and there and a quicker boot for the ps4 if you use this for that purpose but it is essentially a free added bonus if you originally planned to use the seagate. In all honesty I was less impressed with how it performed in the laptop compared to the drive I had in it which was pulled from the same seagate external I have been talking about. With the HGST from this touro the boot time is noticeably quicker. Videos seem to start much faster and certain apps pop right up that used to take a second. Oddly though some apps that used to pop now take a second and it isn't always consistent with that. Cortana seems more laggy with the drive from the touro which I can only assume it is related to the random 4k speeds of this drive not being as good as the others. There have been a few other things like being able to see the textures load in with one of the games installed which I honestly don't remember happening before though in this case I could be mistaken. For an internal in a laptop I just don't see much of a benifit to justify removing a 5400rpm drive unless some light video editing or large file transfers are important to you. It's a good drive in every use but as an external it is a great affordable drive. It's also one of the best choices for an internal ps4 drive even compared to hybrid drives showing the same if not better in some cases load times. That is until ssd becomes more affordable at higher densities. The loading times of games are even more noticeable as an external for the xbox one which is probably due to the xbox's internal still being used for the os functions and not impacting the read speed like other functions do on the ps4 with it's single drive only option. If you are looking for a cheap internal for a laptop you will be better served with a hybrid drive since you will get much quicker boot times and most of the time the slower transfer speeds won't be noticed in normal use. If that isn't an option or there is a great deal on this drive you won't be disapointed.

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  • William D.
  • 6/6/2015 11:05:40 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for Xbox One

This review is from: HGST 1TB Touro S High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive USB 3.0 Model 0S03694 (HTOSPA10001BHB) Gray

Pros: 7200RPM and bus-powered.

Cons: There aren't larger capacities available.

Other Thoughts: After filling up one drive, I bought a second one. This is the drive I recommend because I can't find another external drive at 7200RPM and are bus-powered.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/14/2015 1:19:50 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsSpeed

This review is from: HGST 1TB Touro S High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive USB 3.0 Model 0S03694 (HTOSPA10001BHB) Gray

Pros: Tested on USB3 Only. (Drive is very small
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 143.326 MB/s
Sequential Write : 132.731 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 41.040 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 46.928 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.508 MB/s [ 124.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.046 MB/s [ 255.4 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.654 MB/s [ 159.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.022 MB/s [ 249.4 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [U: 0.0% (0.1/931.5 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2015/02/14 0:33:06
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

Transferring a folder with 3 .mkv, 3 .jpgs, 3 .txts, 3 subtitles and another folder with 61 files @ 1.3MB for a total of 50.7GB took about -7mins and speed was 122-146MB/S. On an empty drive. Seems pretty good will hookup to XBOX ONE after this. I also check disked it and it was all good.

After adding the above ^ to the drive I tested again and got these numbers.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 143.326 MB/s
Sequential Write : 134.278 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 43.452 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 56.430 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.528 MB/s [ 128.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.089 MB/s [ 265.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.651 MB/s [ 159.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.074 MB/s [ 262.3 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [U: 5.5% (50.8/931.5 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2015/02/14 1:01:23
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

Doesn't look like speed was affected at all yet, but only at 5.5% capacity. I tested other file sizes with same app and got similar numbers.

Time will tell all...

Cons: Was shipped USPS in an envelope, had a hole in the bottom corner. No bubbles seemed to be popped and retail box was fine.Boxing is adequate to protect drive from touching an outside surface but could probably be just a little better. Comes with a Combination USB 3.0, 9-pin Micro-B socket/USB 2.0, 5-pin Micro-B socket (basically a normal usb end and an odd double wide micro usb end) cord is very short, 16.5 inches to insertion point.

Other Thoughts: My wife bought this when it was on sale $10 off on her newegg on back-order February 2015. Comes with 3GB of cloud storage integrated through app when you signup with a email and pw, you can increase your cloud by 500MB per invited user sign-up. Backup and Cloud app is SetupTouro3771.exe @ 7.18MB make sure you back this file up be before reformatting as its not readily available on HGST's website. File is from either the 10th or 11th month of 2014. Made in CHINA! Was powered up 4 times before I got drive, box was sealed.

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  • brian c.
  • 1/29/2015 6:28:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSmart purchase

This review is from: HGST 1TB Touro S High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive USB 3.0 Model 0S03694 (HTOSPA10001BHB) Gray

Pros: The device is great, it performs as listed. I purchased for use with my xbox one.

Cons: Was not recognized by my xbox one at all, this was fixed by purchasing a different usb 3.0 sync cable.

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  • Peining C.
  • 12/29/2014 11:39:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for Xbox One

This review is from: HGST 1TB Touro S High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive USB 3.0 Model 0S03694 (HTOSPA10001BHB) Gray

Pros: It's small, fast, and a good deal for $99. Its size is compact enough for me to just plug it in to the back of the Xbox One and hide it behind the console. Also, I notice a slight improvement in load times for games and apps.

Cons: None really.

Other Thoughts: Xbox will not recognize the drive until you go into settings and storage management and format the drive. Took less than a few minutes and I was off moving my games over to the drive. THAT did take 30-40 minutes though.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/26/2014 12:10:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good

This review is from: HGST 1TB Touro S High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive USB 3.0 Model 0S03694 (HTOSPA10001BHB) Gray

Pros: Works well for xbox one. Out of box and installing games to it in less than 10 mins. Getting this was cheaper than getting the Call of Duty Xbox One with 1tb hard drive. Plus, I actually get more space(~330gb usable from xbox + this 1tb).

Cons: No cons so far. I read other reviews about dying after a few months. I hope that isn't the case with mine.

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  • Jason X.
  • 12/16/2014 11:26:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad

This review is from: HGST 1TB Touro S High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive USB 3.0 Model 0S03694 (HTOSPA10001BHB) Gray

Pros: good while it lasted

Cons: Suddenly stopped working.

Other Thoughts: I wanted to play GTA5 on my xbox one but it kept taking me to my games and apps. I thought it was my xbox at first but it turned out it was the touro! Paying $80 for something i thought was gunna last me awhile but instead it just stopped working. I unplugged everything and even tried to see if it would work on my PC. NOPE! Completely useless now! Big waste of money. Sadly I don't have a warranty or anything so my money is gone and I am never buying Touro brand again. The reason I bought this was because of the 7200 rpm and the decent review. Boy, was I deceived. Forget Touro and go buy yourself a WD hard drive instead.

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  • adam d.
  • 12/7/2014 10:18:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Xbox One HDD addition

This review is from: HGST 1TB Touro S High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive USB 3.0 Model 0S03694 (HTOSPA10001BHB) Gray

Pros: Purchased for my xbox one. Its small, usb 3.0, no additional power supply needed, faster then xbox 5400rpm hdd, and Super affordable.

Cons: None so far, only have owned for a week.

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