Reviews and Problems with Hitachi Touro Mobile Mx3 -series
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PECohen "Peter Cohen", Amazon
10 October 2013
Summary: One star much too high, as the product sent was not what was ordered AND PAID FOR, yet they want me to go to post office and spend more money sending it back, as they are not capable of picking it up or providing a prepaid envelope. Wish I had never heard of this firm.
Summary: Worked perfectly for about 3 months now only works when it wants to, makes a grinding sound and shuts down after about half hour when you do eventually get it to work. The connection cable does not fit in properly and as a result constantly loses connection when it is plugged in. Overall, don;t waste your time.
Excerpt: "...near my requirements. It is HGST Touro Mobile 500 GB. This is a very slim drive designed to be powered by the computer through the USB cable. It is 12.6 x 8 x 1.5 cm and weighs in at only 249 g. It has USB 3.0 connectivity and works with 2.2 or 1.1. It is designed to be used straight from the box. It is black with the name in low visibility lettering on the upper front face of the machine. It comes in a predominantly red box with a clear front. ...
Summary: Really pleased with this product, USB3 is really fast and backward compatible with USB 1 & 2. The Touro drive is manufactured by HGST which is a Western Digital Company. Well built and no need to format when plugging it in.
Summary: Bought this product last year (mine is branded Hitachi) and whilst the drive itself has not presented any problems, as others have reported, the cable is very dodgy. Now, I cannot plug the cable in properly or move the drive around when connected without the drive disconnecting. As I am so far outside the 30 day window, my only option is to buy a new USB 2.0 cable (you can use one of the standard USB Mini type plugs as you only use one half of the socket to plug in to).
Summary: I bought two of these drives to back up my photos in duplicate. Formatted to NTFS they worked straight out of the box, with no superfluous manufacturers software. Fast enough file transfer for me, as I still have USB2 on my old PC. They arrived quickly and well packed and this drive is highly recommended and good value.
Summary: Bought this Hard drive to back up my computer. Works fantastically well, straight out the box, just plug in and away you go. I really like the way it looks too. It is very lightweight but does not feel cheap (which is quite rare these days). Another positive is that there is no pre-installed software to mess about with. One thing to note though is the USB cable. It is tiny, mines is around 35cm long.
Summary: This is a great little hard drive, I use it as a device for streaming digital media to our SmartTVs, both by LG. It replaced a much older Toshiba drive which is now just used as a backup device. The performance is very good, even running it at just USB2 speeds. I have to say these hard drives are a very lazy way of playing back digital content on TVs, they certainly save the hassle of hunting through masses of CDs, DVDs, Blurays to try and find what you're looking for.
Summary: Works fast and smooth, Huge Memory Size, Small Overall size, Great Little Hard drive. Had it for around a month now and my mate has the same hard drive and has had it for over 2 months, had no problems. The only thing is that the hard drives default settings (NTFS) doesnt allow you to connect to a MAC , However you can format the hard drive and set it to the alternative setting.