G-Technology G-DRIVE Mini & Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro 750 GB ReviewRHKCommander959 - November 7, 2011
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The second drive is the Touro Mobile Pro – also containing 750 GB of storage at a 7200 RPM speed. This package has a window on the front, which gives a sneak preview of the appearance of the drive. The box is mainly black, blue, and white, with images of clouds and a blurb on the bottom indicating the free 3 GB of cloud backup storage. The back explains how the drive can be used for backup duty – either through automatically copying files itself or the 3 GB of free online storage. There is also an option to pay $49/year for an account with 250 GB of cloud storage, supported by an app for iPhone and iPad access.
In regards to specifications, the first side of the box lists the box contents and system requirements in both English and French. As seen, the package contains the external drive, a USB 3.0 cable, and two guides. Loaded on the drive from factory is also the backup software suite. The other side displays a full-scale side shot of the drive, most notably illustrating the 14.5 mm thickness at the bottom. Both sides make mention of the 3 GB cloud storage.
The top flap has a plastic clip for hanging the product on a hook. The top also describes Hitachi’s definition of one gigabyte – while operating systems use binary (base 2) to calculate storage capacities, storage drives use base 10. Therefore, the former sees one gigabyte as 1,073,741,824 bytes and the latter sees it as 1,000,000,000 bytes. After formatting the 750 GB drive, only 698 GB of space will be available in the operating system. This drive comes with a 2-year warranty. Opening the box up, we see a decent amount of free space.
Everything is kept inside of a plastic container, with the accessories underneath the drive inside.
Time to get a good look at the drives themselves!