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HGST Touro Desk Pro 4TB External Hard Drive - Black
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This item HGST Touro Desk Pro 4TB External Hard Drive - Black
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|Colour||Black||Desktop (2016 Edition)||Portable (2016 Edition)||Black||Black||red|
|Data Transfer Rate||625 MB per second||625 MB per second||5,120 MB per second||625 MB per second||5,120 MB per second||625 MB per second|
|Hard Disk Rotational Speed||7,200 rpm||5,900 rpm||5,400 rpm||5,400 rpm||5,400 rpm||7,200 rpm|
|Hard Disk Size||4 TB||4 TB||4 TB||1 TB||4 TB||1,000 GB|
|Item Dimensions||6 x 12.9 x 18.3 cm||12 x 17.6 x 3.7 cm||8 x 11.71 x 2.08 cm||8 x 11.5 x 1.3 cm||13.5 x 4.8 x 16.58 cm||1.2 x 8 x 11.5 cm|
|Item Weight||0.97 kg||0.95 kg||236 grams||220 grams||0.91 kg||—|
|Memory Storage Capacity||4 TB||4 TB||4 TB||1||4 TB||1 TB|
|Size||3.5||4 TB||4 TB||1 TB||4 TB||2.5|
|Special Feature||External power adapter; Hot-swap; Mac compatibility; Operating temperature range:5 - 35 °C; Plug and Play; Yes||Plug and Play||USB powered||USB powered; Yes||External power adapter^Operating temperature range:5 - 35 °C^Plug and Play^USB powered^Yes||Hot Swap Function; BUS powered|
Desk Pro external drive provides superb ease of use, two levels of protection and 3 GB of cloud storage. Enjoy two levels of data protection, with both local and cloud backup, to keep your photos, movies, music and documents not only safe but available anytime, anywhere, from any smartphone or computer web browser. You can even share your online content with others by simply sending a web link. Includes fast USB 3.0 interface
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I opened up two of these 4TB Touro's this afternoon, and have put them in my NAS. Saved myself about £100 by buying two external drives (vs the internal price) and opening the cases for internal use. Youtube for advice on opening the drive cases, I used a pocket knife and three flat-head screwdrivers. I have binned the cases, but you could probably glue the case back together and use with another HDD if you wished, but I'd not recommend it.
Regarding the drive: they are rated MTBF (mean time between failure) of 2 million hours, which is double the WD Red, WD Green at 750,000 hours, and Seagate Barracuda's are 700,000 hours, for comparison.
Should provide me with supreme reliabilty and superb value to boot.
Edit: Thanks to "S. Ali" who pointed out that I had used the Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 MTBF numbers, and they do not quote MTBF for the Deskstar 7K4000. An honest mistake. However, both the Deskstar and Ultrastar have "Load/Unload Cycles" at 600,000. The same as a WD Red, according to my quick research, and WD Green is 300,000. And, Seagate Barracuda XT is 300k. They do like to confuse things with their different reliabilty standards! The best news is that this drive continues to get cheaper, and still offers by far the best reliability/capacity to the £ for 4TB.
Also, just a quick note on transfer speeds, as I also have a couple of these as backup drives. Consistent large size file transfer speeds of ~150MB/s over USB 3, which is fast in case you didn't know. :) Also, of note, this drive has very recently received a 'Best Buy' award from expertreviews.
The difference between the Touro Pro and the Touro DX3 4TB drives is the speed of the drives, the pro is 7200rpm and the the DX3 should be 5400rpm. The enclosure itself is relatively basic comprised of plastic all round with no fan, there's a single blue light on the front for activity, a kensington lock slot, USB plug and power in. As this is a desktop drive it requires a power supply as it draws too much power for USB. Performance over USB3 seems very good for a hard drive easily hitting 50+MB/s although I suspect it's been limited by the speed of my internal drives which are older Samsung 2TB 5400rpm units. The lack of fan doesn't appear to be an issue as I've mine running all day doing a backup and it had no heat or stability problems. I wasn't listening closely to the drive but it's pretty quiet at least when near another PC. My only complaints with the case are it's wider than I think it needs to be and there's no on/off button, you have to pull the plug to switch it off which isn't a very neat solution.
Like others I bought the USB version to take the drive out and put into a PC as for some reason the bare drive has always been quite a bit more expensive.Read more ›
I contacted the seller but they refused to accept responsibility, saying it has passed the 90 day Amazon warranty period. They told me to contact Hitachi.
The sale of goods act clearly says that the seller has responsibility for a defective item, not the manufacturer. Also that should be fit for purpose. In this context my understanding is that this means that a product should not fail within 12 months.
Luckily Hitachi were brilliant and replaced it without question.
I recommend that buyers avoid Comtronics.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice reliable drive already had an older 4TB drive, bought another for more storage space.Published 7 months ago by Shocks99
I bought two of these, One to store my Movies on and one to store my music and pictures on.
As an amateur Photographer I have collected thousands of pictures over the years... Read more
Good drive, many reviews all over the net go into the tech details..very easy to find good information
it is infact a 7200rpm drive inside & running on a USB3... Read more
No problems wit this yet. The HGST drives are used in a lot of servers and a re reported to be reliable. However I bought two 1 Gig Touro drives and they failed almost immediately. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jeopardy
perfect seller, phenomenal lightning dispatch, magic coms & great item.Slainte !Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Shipped from seller in Germany, so took a little long, but came in on time.
I already have the 1TB Touro drive which has served me well for over a year, but I need more space... Read more
10/10 , got this for my xbox one , fast transfer rate. cant see any difference between the speed of this and the xbox hard drive.Published 20 months ago by Pen Name