Hitachi Touro Desk Pro 3TB USB 3.0 External HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2012-02-09

The Touro Desk Pro 3TB USB 3.0 External HDD from Hitachi is a product with enough storage space (backup purposes) for most home users, provides high read/write transfer speeds thanks to the 7200RPM drive inside, to the USB 3.0 interface, and for extra value the manufacturer has included a free backup software, along with 3GB of free space “in the cloud”. The online storage space can be expanded up to 250GB, via subscription.

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Packaging, A Closer Look

The Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0 External HDD from Hitachi is shipped inside a medium-sized cardboard box, with a photo of the product in front, along with the total drive capacity; here we can also find out that 3GB of Cloud Storage are also offered for free:




Some of the product features are presented on the back side of the packaging, in 9 different languages:




Both ends of the box are fully sealed, to prevent unauthorized access inside:




The product is backed up by a 2 year limited warranty:




Right after opening up the box, we can see the drive casing sitting in cardboard, for additional protection:




Besides the main product, inside there is also an Users’ Guide, a Warranty leaflet, the USB 3.0 cable, one power supply and a second adapter plug for people living in UK:




Inside the manual, we can find the necessary instructions on how to connect the product to our desktop or laptop computer, but also how to use the provided Hitachi backup application:




The power supply is pre-fitted with the European adapter and it’s rated on the output 12V, 1.5A:





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