Hitachi GST Ships Stylish Touro Hard Drives

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Hitachi GST is a well-known storage company, but are they really known for style? They are now. The company's new line of USB 3.0 Touro Pro Desktop and Mobile HDDs are about as slick as they come, and each includes two levels of protection -- local backup and cloud storage. This unit is also shipping with the company's cloud access software, which enables users to access and share files from a browser, tablet or smartphone.

Every customer receives 3GB of online storage for free and for more storage there is an option to upgrade to a quarter of a terabyte (250GB) for $49 per year, which includes multiple computer protection. If you upgrade to a paid account, you'll receive the Apple iPhone or iPad mobile digital device apps for free. Those who use one of these drives for their local backup capabilities will find that the software runs quietly and automatically every half-hour, keeping your updates frequenty. They're also capable of working with Macs and PCs, and are available now.


The 500GB Portable Drive is going for $109.99, with the 750GB model going for $129.99 (both with 7200RPM drives). The others range from $79.99 to $229.99, with those fully detailed in the Via below.
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Looks nice and the price is reasonably but at this point are these made by Hitachi or WD?

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Apr 20 2011 1:10 PM

I have been thinking about grabbing one of these (not specifically this OEM, but a portable HD) for work. It would seem a good thing to have for instant data back up before doing certain things like re-installs or recovery of an OS.

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rrplay replied on Wed, Apr 20 2011 1:23 PM

Not 1000% sure but happened to spot this :

"The mobile drives (Touro Mobile Pro and Touro Mobile) are shipping now; the desktop drives (Touro Desk Pro and Touro Desk) will ship in June."

Mobile 500GB desktop 750GB either way 500GB at 79.00 looks pretty sweet

and curious if these are Hitachi's or WDs?

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Right now for work I bought a LaCie Hard Disk Quadra 1TB. I use mac at work and pc at home so I wanted something I could use as back up and take home but it's not a portable hard drive by any means. These little drives seem pretty slick for backing up data that is going to be physically moved frequently. The added 3gb of cloud storage is great also.

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Apr 21 2011 1:46 PM

Well Drake what I was thinking is if I go to a customers home and install or re-install an OS or something I could back up to it do my install and transfer there files back onto the computer easily.

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