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Hitachi 1TB Touro MX3 Portable Hard Drive USB3.0 @ ebuyer £67.98
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Hitachi 1TB Touro MX3 Portable Hard Drive USB3.0 @ ebuyer £67.98

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Posted 16th Jul 2012

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missed out on the Toshiba 1TB Portable from Play a few days ago, been on the look out for another drive, and ebuyer just have this back on offer, seems to be the best priced 1TB USB3.0 Portable just now.

and yes this is a 2.5" USB powered Portable HDD, so NO separate power supply required.
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same price on Amazon
irekpa

same price on Amazon



yeah checked it earlier, would probably have ordered from amazon myself, but they're OOS at the moment (Usually dispatched within 2 - 4 weeks, sometimes they move forward the dates but sometimes even more delay), need to use it in a week myself, so went for the in stock ebuyer deal.

From experience if both amazon & ebuyer are in stock, and if you choose Free delivery both would take similar time for delivery, e.g. within a week.
Edited by: "No1_Dave" 16th Jul 2012
SATA/mini USB PCB? 9.5mm/12.5mm?
just bought one of these off Amazon via cosmiq.2010 for £63.30 including delivery! Think i got the last one in stock.
A seriously good price. Hot
If one doesn't have USB2.0 will it still be enough to power this drive? I know USB3.0 will work in 2.0 but as this doesn't have a separate power supply I'm wondering. *heads off to google
Good price. Wish portable USB drives would drop to the "pre flood" prices though.

Used to be able to get this size for under £50

Not USB 3 - but then we haven't got any USB 3 ports!
Does anyone know what cable this uses? I have one, it's great by the way but I have no idea what cable it uses incase I lose it.
Anyone know if you can pull the HDD out of these?

I want a 1TB internal drive for my MacBook - but 1TB 2.5" Sata drives are about £15 more. Crazy.
greenmachine12

Does anyone know what cable this uses? I have one, it's great by the way … Does anyone know what cable this uses? I have one, it's great by the way but I have no idea what cable it uses incase I lose it.


Looks like its a standard USB 3.0 cable. Not these Y-USB cables. Reviews claims cable length is around 30cm, thick cable but poor connectors + 2 year warranty.

But what I like to know what's inside it. SATA/mini USB PCB? 9.5mm/12.5mm? Anyone care to carefully open one up to share the details?

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Description: Touro Mobile MX3 Black 1000GB EMEA
Model Number: HTOLMX3EA10001ABB
SKU: 0S03457
UPC: 705487189087

Update: Dimensions: 80mm (W) x 126mm (H) x 15mm (D). I suspect that the height 126mm is a indicator that this HD comes with SATA-mini USB adaptor that can be removed but then could be the extra size casing taking up more space. Really need someone who has one to verify this.

Edited by: "veedubjai" 16th Jul 2012
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RFC1795

If one doesn't have USB2.0 will it still be enough to power this drive? I … If one doesn't have USB2.0 will it still be enough to power this drive? I know USB3.0 will work in 2.0 but as this doesn't have a separate power supply I'm wondering. *heads off to google



I assume you mean "if one doesn't have usb 3.0?" It should be fine running on a single usb 2 port, (mine does) if not just get a 'Y' extension cable off Ebay



Edited by: "gogosteve" 16th Jul 2012
Great price by the way, hot
hollymia

Not USB 3 - but then we haven't got any USB 3 ports!



Err...yes it is. Plus it doesn't matter f you haven't got any USB3 ports - it is USB2 compatible.

chapsuk



So is this USB or Sata/USB? What is the funny looking connector in the photo?
It isn't a standard mini USB, it's the photo that's chapsuk had posted.

I have no idea what kind of connection it is.
PLUSMAN

So is this USB or Sata/USB? What is the funny looking connector in the … So is this USB or Sata/USB? What is the funny looking connector in the photo?



That's a standard micro usb3 port. You can also use a micro usb2 cable if you plug it in on the right hand side of the port
gogosteve

That's a standard micro usb3 port. You can also use a micro usb2 cable if … That's a standard micro usb3 port. You can also use a micro usb2 cable if you plug it in on the right hand side of the port



Oh. Never seen one of them before.
crazyal

Err...yes it is. Plus it doesn't matter f you haven't got any USB3 ports … Err...yes it is. Plus it doesn't matter f you haven't got any USB3 ports - it is USB2 compatible.



You should read his original comment with a fresh set of eyes crazyal!
Thanks gogosteve. I've never seen one before
That USB 3/2 socket doesn't look like an afterthought whatsoever



Not sure but I think it's removable, usually when the casing is long then it is
How are Hitachi drives quality wise? Usually stick with WD, and have a WD Passport 500 among others, but they are significantly dearer than this.

Quick research tells me Hitachi are excellent. Will buy, thanks OP.

Out of interest:
Item: WD 500GB My Passport Essential USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black
Qty: 1Cost: 44.16 13 March 2011


Edited by: "robcawsey" 16th Jul 2012
More discs, need more discs...

Disk addiction - now that's one affliction that I don't want to spell wrong.
crazyal

Err...yes it is. Plus it doesn't matter f you haven't got any USB3 ports … Err...yes it is. Plus it doesn't matter f you haven't got any USB3 ports - it is USB2 compatible.



Err.... read the post properly.

Alternatively don't bother.

Thanks k9 - a brain cell..
Edited by: "hollymia" 16th Jul 2012
I bought this last week, I have only usb 2.0. Is there some sort of converter I can get to make my pc usb 3.0 for faster transfers?
cyclops

I bought this last week, I have only usb 2.0. Is there some sort of … I bought this last week, I have only usb 2.0. Is there some sort of converter I can get to make my pc usb 3.0 for faster transfers?



No you cant convert or upgrade a USB2 bus or device to USB3.
You can get a pci card that supports USB 3, but these are fairly useless as although it will run the USB3 protocols it will not transfer at USB3 speeds as the rest of the system is most likely incapable of it.
great deal I've seen 500 gb for this price
Great price, just ordered one.
Tempted with this to run on my RGH xbox. But if it takes the Y USB cable then i wont have any spare USB ports!
15025493-RK5MT
Technophone here, does anyone know if this will work in conjunction with this: amazon.co.uk/Sum…1-2
HangTheDJ

Technophone here, does anyone know if this will work in conjunction with … Technophone here, does anyone know if this will work in conjunction with this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sumvision-Cyclone-Adapter-Internal-Surround/dp/B0073H7LKA/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1342542729&sr=1-2



if you have 2 USB ports on your computer then you can plug both of these products in, yes.
Does anyone know how fast the write speeds are over USB 2.0/3.0? Thanks
John92

Does anyone know how fast the write speeds are over USB 2.0/3.0? Thanks



Would love to know the same.

Doesnt seem to be any reviews at all for this thing.
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