HGST Touro Mobile is a range of USB 3.0 Portable Drives providing local and cloud back-up options. The matching cloud storage can also be upgraded to a paid account.
The drives feature a USB 3.0 interface for a theoretical maximum data transfer rate of 5Gbit/s and are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 at 480Mbit/s. In reality, these figures are not achievable under normal use.
Drives are formatted for Windows and easily reformatted for Mac OS X use. They are
It is a crowded market and increasingly low-cost SSD (solid state drives) are invading the space but bang for buck the 2.5” spinning disk is still ahead. HGST has a reputation for reliability.