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HGST Touro Mobile Pro 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review

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   Only 25 or so days before we go dark for our much anticipated Christmas vacations (which shouldn't last more than 10 days in total) and so we decided to mainly focus on reviews requested by some of you during the last 2 months. Needless to say we are already testing quite a few gaming peripherals for the past 2 weeks so there isn't really much time for anything else that requires time and effort to test, however since the primary concern of most of you have been 2.5" portable hard disk drives (much easier/faster to test) we gathered quite a few of the latest USB 3.0 models here to see which delivers the most bang for your buck. The first of those portable USB 3.0 HDDs is no other than the latest Touro Mobile Pro 500GB by HGST.

 

   HGST, a Western Digital company, is a market leader in enterprise hard disk drives and develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, and external storage solutions and services that are used by large and sophisticated technology companies to store, preserve and manage data. HGST storage solutions have a reputation for quality, reliability and innovation. Our drives are trusted by the world’s high-transactional enterprises, Internet services companies, creative professionals, and consumer electronics and automotive system manufacturers to store the avalanche of new content resulting from cloud computing and services, virtualization, social networks, HD video and mobile platforms. HGST focuses on delivering innovative, customized storage solutions that are an integral part of a customer’s broader systems, infrastructure and application platforms ensuring a storage value proposition that addresses each customer use case and pain point. This consultative approach to storage coupled with technical expertise, a comprehensive customer support infrastructure, world-class operations and a broad portfolio of solutions sets a high standard for product and service excellence. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives in 2003, HGST became a separate and wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation in March, 2012. HGST maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California and is marketed under the HGST brand name.

 

   The Touro Mobile Pro line of external HDDs has been around for almost a year now but since we never did get a chance to test one of these out in the past and also because HGST hasn't released a new model in the market we thought it would be nice if we finally took one for a ride. At launch HGST released two models, one with 500GB and one with 750GB however after a few months they updated the Touro Mobile Pro line so it currently has 2 models, the 500GB we have here with us today and a 1TB one. Both models feature 7200RPM HDDs, USB 3.0 connectivity and 3GB of HGST cloud storage allowing you to access stored files from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Design also plays a large role when choosing the ideal external portable HDD and HGST designed a very sleek and attractive product which should appeal a lot especially to Apple fans (due to its glossy exterior). Time to take a closer look and see just what the Touro Mobile Pro portable USB 3.0 HDD has to offer.