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HGST TOURO S 1TB USB 3.0 High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive 0S03753(HTOSPA10001BGB)

  • 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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  • Kenneth K.
  • 12/10/2014 7:25:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot what I expected

This review is from: HGST TOURO S 1TB USB 3.0 High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive 0S03753(HTOSPA10001BGB)

Pros: Works for backing up an internal hard drive

Cons: Inadequate information about how you must use this drive
Extremely slow if using copy and paste makes it unusable for that purpose
Software does not allow copying an external hard drive to the Touro

Other Thoughts: I purchased the Turo S to back up an external hard drive—big mistake. The information for the drive says it has “Preloaded local and cloud backup software” which, to me, meant I could choose what to back up and where you want it to go. Wrong. The software is restricted to only backing up what is on the internal hard drive of your desktop or laptop to this or another external hard drive or the cloud. I tried using Windows Explorer to simply copy and paste an 85GB file from another external hard drive to the Turo S. The estimated time to complete the transfer was over a day. Apparently, the software interferes with the copy and paste function in Windows 8. The information in the package or on the website is virtually nonexistent about how to use the drive beyond saying the same marketing window-dressing hype about the “wonderful” features of the drive. “Now with the ultra-portable Touro-S – available in your choice of metallic colors – you can transport and back up your files on the go.” Online, under Features for the Touro S, “ultra-portable” is repeated three times and cloud storage is repeated four times in two short paragraphs and nine bullet points. The printed instructions that come with the drive say nothing about how you must use this drive. The most informative line says, “Follow the on-screen instructions to setup (sic) your local backup and to register or sign into your Touro Cloud account. Touro Cloud Backup includes free 3GB or up to 250GB for $59/yr.” That is as close as HGST gets to giving out any useful information about how this drive is set up and the restrictions for its use. The online “Quick Start” instructions are a literal picture of the same “Quick Start Guide” that comes with the drive—no new information at all. Under Support, HGST poses a number of issues, primarily about getting the drive to operate, and then gives an answer. Under “External Drive Troubleshooting tips for Touro and Touro Pro products” this line appears: “If you are connecting to a PC, use the USB ports found on the back of the computer. Avoid using USB ports found on keyboards, monitors or the front of the PC.” The cable supplied for the Touro is about 14 inches long. Limiting the connection to the back of a desktop is backward engineering. I have my drive plugged into an Anker 7-port 3.0 Hub that is plugged into the back of my desktop. Can the Touro handle that? Who knows? I had very high expectations for this drive at 7200 rpms. It looks like it will work if you want to back up your internal hard drive to the Touro (I stopped this function mid-operation) or to their cloud service (I terminated this action, as well), but if you have any other uses in mind, such as copying and pasting to it or copying from one external hard drive to the Touro, this drive is set up to actively inhibit it.

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  • Victoria M.
  • 11/2/2014 3:46:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

This review is from: HGST TOURO S 1TB USB 3.0 High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive 0S03753(HTOSPA10001BGB)

Pros: Fast
Small
Light
Pretty

Cons: None I've noticed so far

Other Thoughts: Works just how I expected it to. From the research I gathered while I was looking for one to buy, this is one of the fastest out there for this price. Works very nicely. The 7200 rpm speed was important for me and it works very nicely

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  • fernando d.
  • 9/22/2014 5:21:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: HGST TOURO S 1TB USB 3.0 High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive 0S03753(HTOSPA10001BGB)

Pros: -This unit rocks, gold is awesome color
-4x as fast as my 5400RPM drive transfer rates. Took 28 minutes to copy files from 5400, 8min on the Touro.
-Quiet
-Fast file access

Cons: -None

Other Thoughts: I will never go back to 5400 RPM drives. SSD is next, but in the mean time 7200 is where it is at for external HD.

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