HGST announces new family of USB 3.0 Touro S mobile drives

HGST, a Western Digital company, announced the launch of the new line of Touro S mobile external hard drives.

The hard drives will be available in colorful metallic finishes such as gold, silver, ruby and platinum, and it will deliver two levels of data protection – local backup and cloud storage.


The new Touro S has a thin design and an aluminum enclosure, and the 7,200 RPM hard drive-based external drives moves files up to 23 percent faster than standard 5,400 RPM-based drives.

Additionally to the 1 TB local storage, Touro S also offers 3GB of Touro Cloud Backup for free. This online storage option ensures that data is always protected and accessible in the cloud. With Touro Cloud Backup, users can access and share files from any web browser, tablet or smartphone.

There is also the possibility of upgrading to a 250GB cloud storage for $59 per year, which includes multiple computer protection. The upgrade brings its customers free apps for Apple, iPhone and iPad.

The Touro S local backup software runs every 30 minutes, automatically backing up photos, music, videos, and documents from a computer directly to the drive.

The HGST Touro S external hard drive is Mac and PC compatible, and features a two-year limited warranty.

The 1TB version has a price of $99.95, while the 500GB Touro S drive is $79.95.

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