HGST Debuts Colorful Touro S Mobile External Drives

Western Digital subsidiary HGST revealed on Wednesday that it has expanded its “Touro” line of external hard drives with the Touro S family. These new 7200 RPM drives are sleek and colorful, sporting metallic finishes such as gold, silver, ruby and platinum. They’re also USB 3.0 compatible, meaning super-fast data transfer speeds that’s nearly ten times faster than a USB 2.0 connection.

“Featuring popular new colors and a sleek design, our new Touro S drive family not only gives users color options to match their style and personality, it gives them multiple storage options with the best performance, capacity and reliability for their digital lives,” said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, HGST Innovative Solutions Group.

In addition to 500 GB and 1 TB capacities, the new drives come packed with 3 GB of Touro Cloud Backup for free. Users can access files from any web browser, and share content by sending others a web link. Users can also option to upgrade the cloud storage to 250 GB for $59 per year.

According to HGST, the included Touro S local backup software quickly and automatically backs up photos, music, videos, and documents with just a few simple clicks. Once the software is installed, backups run every 30 minutes by default, but users can schedule custom backups on a time or day that is more convenient.

These two Touro S drives join the Touro Mobile Pro, Touro Mobile, Touro Desk Pro and Touro Desk drives. The “Pro” versions come packed with the backup software, 3 GB of cloud storage and remote access while the non-Pro models do not. Customers can see a full comparison by heading here.

Available now, the Touro S drive with 500 GB costs $79.95 and the 1 TB model costs $99.95.

  • danwat1234
    1TB 7200RPM laptop drives? Must be the HItachi Travelstar 7K1000 drive since WD's Scorpio black (STILL) maxxes out at 750GB. The majority of laptop drives should be hybrids with 16GB+ of flash and then the option of 7200RPM on top of that IMO.