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Thanks to the continuous price drops of storage media devices in the market lately whenever i log onto various forums to participate in various conversations and also see what's happening around the world i can't keep up with the number of threads from people who are looking to get new portable USB hard drives and USB flash drives. Unfortunately most consumers seem to first focus on capacity, then performance and leave quality for last but i can't really blame them with the current state of the economy. However I’ve seen quite a few people who always seem to place performance first and for good or bad that's pretty much the why we do storage related reviews since consumers need to know what performance levels they are getting with their hard earned money. A few months ago we reviewed the very fast TOURO MOBILD PRO 2.5" 500GB USB 3.0 portable hard drive by HGST and today we will be testing the latest and even faster 1TB variant.
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 2.5 USB 3.0 1TB PHD is based on one of the fastest 2.5" SATA III HDDs currently available in the market, the brand new Travelstar 7K1000 featuring a rotational speed of 7200RPM, two 500GB Platters and 32MB of data buffer (cache). So just by looking at the specs sheet of the drive inside you know that you are getting top tier performance right from the get go. Moving to the housing well nothing really new to see here since it's the exact same one used with the 500GB variant (that's a good thing in case you're wondering) so once again it's made by hard plastic and has a nice piano black finish at the top/bottom. So the only remaining question just how it compares to its smaller 500GB brother and all the other solutions in our charts so shall we?