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HGST TOURO S 500GB USB 3.0 High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive 0S03733(HTOSPC5001BDB)

  • Ultra-portable, stylish, aluminum design
  • Faster USB 3.0 and fast 7200 RPM
  • Local and cloud backup, providing two levels of protection
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • GEO P.
  • 5/15/2015 7:59:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggswish it were quieter

This review is from: HGST TOURO S 500GB USB 3.0 High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive 0S03733(HTOSPC5001BDB)

Pros: good price, quite fast

Cons: *noisier than I expected (louder than my Chromebox), but perhaps that's because of the high rotation speed..
*not Linux friendly on USB 3.0 with kernel 3.19 (see below)

Other Thoughts: this was not seen at all on USB 3.0 on my re-purposed Chromebox on an Arch Linux with 3.19 kernel until UAS was disabled for the device. I had to use an usb 2.0 hub to even get the USB Vendor/Product IDs for this device so I can "quirks" it for the usb-storage module.. Then it finally appeared when plugged back in the usb 3.0 port.

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  • Bernard H.
  • 5/15/2015 1:32:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast and small

This review is from: HGST TOURO S 500GB USB 3.0 High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive 0S03733(HTOSPC5001BDB)

Pros: Thin and light. Much faster than my old USB 2.0 drive. Great for backing up an ultrabook.

Cons: Touro backup software is not very good. able connection on drive is a bit cheap.

Other Thoughts: Very happy with the speed of backing up my ultrabook. Went from 2-3 hours with my old USB 2.0 drive to about 30 minutes or less with this drive. I use a free sync software so I can just backup what I want without compression or anything (documents and pictures). So far very happy getting it for $39 with free ship.

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  • Martin R.
  • 5/10/2015 1:53:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat price, disappointing durability

This review is from: HGST TOURO S 500GB USB 3.0 High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive 0S03733(HTOSPC5001BDB)

Pros: trim profile, light weight, sure snug connectivity without being an issue

Cons: left plugged in overnight to a 3.0 PC and came beck to a clicking drive. It ended after reboot and a few plug in and unplug cycles but comes back if left plugged in for over an hour or so.

Other Thoughts: I am wary about the durability of the device but am somewhat convinced the issue is somewhere in the firmware and not the hardware.

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  • John M.
  • 5/10/2015 7:24:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslooks nice

This review is from: HGST TOURO S 500GB USB 3.0 High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive 0S03733(HTOSPC5001BDB)

Pros: Seems sturdy, it's shiny

Cons: A little expensive

Other Thoughts: Don't have USB 3.0 yet to test that out, I'm sure it's nice. This is a good product for someone who needs something nice enough that they'll be more careful with it...

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  • orlando m.
  • 6/8/2014 6:21:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

This review is from: HGST TOURO S 500GB USB 3.0 High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive 0S03733(HTOSPC5001BDB)

Pros: well great 500gb drive but when formatted on windows machine to exfat it only gave 465 GB which is not bad but i did it that was so it would work on mac and pc very slim lined drive looks good with my imac and mac book pro wish i would have gotten the 1tb one but great drive none the less

Cons: none at the moment

Other Thoughts: great buy

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