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HGST

Touro Desk Pro

Mac / PC / USB 3.0
Touro™ Desk Pro external drive provides solid add-on storage for all your photos, movies, music and documents. Stackable, with plug and play simplicity, Touro Desk comes with all the quality and reliability you expect from HGST.

The stylish, textured 3.5" external drive is designed for stacking and plug-and-play connectivity. It features a fast USB 3.0 interface, which supports transfer rates up to 5 Gb/s. Plus, it's backwards compatible with USB 2.0. The drive works with both Windows and Mac operating systems. For added convenience, the Touro Desk comes with a USB 3.0 cable and an AC power adapter.

HGST develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, and innovative external storage solutions and services to store, preserve and manage the world's most valued data.
Please Note:

1. Due to the nature of how this enclosure goes together in the original assembly process, it is normal for some of the clips to be damaged/broken during the disassembly process with they have undergone. Even so, these enclosures still do go back together/re-close/re-assemble with little difficulty and without impact to actual technical functionality.

The Warranty for this item covers the functionality of the power supply, Cable and USB 3.0 Bridge component within the enclosure - not the physical condition of enclosure clips.

2. Use of a previously formatted drive inside the HGST Touro Desk Pro will require the drive to be reformatted. Also, moving a hard drive from the HGST Touro Desk Pro to another enclosure or machine will require the drive to be reformatted. Please back up your data accordingly before doing so.

Product Specifications:

HGST Part Number

  • 0STOUROPEXT3

Supported Mechanisms

  • Any 3.5" SATA Hard Drive

Contents

  • Touro Pro Desktop external enclosure
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • AC power adapter
  • Quick Start Guide

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.0 - (1) B Standard-B port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0 - Up to 300MB/sec
  • USB 2.0 - Up to 60MB/sec
  • USB 1.1 - Up to 1.5MB/sec

Dimensions

  • 5.1" x 7.2" x 2.4" (12.9 x 18.3 x 6.0 cm)

Weight

  • 2.1 lbs. (0.97 kg)
Manufacturer provided specifications for HGST p/n HIT0STOUROEXT3 UPC#: 763649030721

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.5 / 5 13 out of 14 (93%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer Top 50 Contributor
Reviewer: Laservideo Location: Las Vegas Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great! January 7, 2018 I have several of these enclosures from OWC. They all work great. However, you must be careful opening the enclosure as the sea; tabs may break. This does not affect the enclosure operation. Price was very good.

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 2/5 HD box February 2, 2016 Good inexpensive way to reuse my old HD. Installed the HD into this box as a backup HD. Plastic case not very secure or of high quality.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Palm Bay, FL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 In use daily and continues to work perfectly January 6, 2016 In use daily and continues to work perfectly. I would not hesitate to get another if I needed one.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Denver Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 One great HDD Enclosure August 14, 2014 I have purchased a total of 13 USB 3.0 Desktop Enclosures. Every single one works better than advertised. I use them with 7200 rpm 1 GB drives as back ups for all my FCPX libraries and my digital images. I have yet to have one not clip together. The USB 3.0 cables included are very sturdy. To me this is a no brainer. Thanks OWC for having these available.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Georgia Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Good for the price. July 31, 2014 You can't find anything better at this price point. I had no issues with connecting my drives right on up. It has no fan but I run my drives at my home recording studio daily. I also use them for back ups and media server drives with no overheating issues and I also keep them well ventilated too. They are plastic and not perfect but they are working just fine so far. Some of the clips are broken but they go back together still just fine. At this price you wont find a better deal I had to stock up on a few more just cause you can't beat this price point.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Pensacola, FL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy to Use and Very Inexpensive. July 17, 2014 I wish I had bought 2 or 3 more at that price of under $1. Easy to install an older 500GB SATA drive and use it for a Time Machine backup drive. No instructions were included and it took some time to figure out on how to install and mount the hard drive but once done it was easy peezy.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Philadelphia, PA Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Very good product at a cheap price June 8, 2014 The USB 3.0 Drive enclosure is a great deal for someone looking for a drive enclosure with a USB 3.0 cable. This product is initially an external hard drive with the hard drive removed so some of the clips of the product are broken but really has nothing to do on the security of the enclosure. OWC has fast shipping and great to do business with. I will use this enclosure for fixing hard drives.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Rski Location: CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 The usb3 cable is worth the price. April 17, 2014 I installed the drive and started a backup. The enclosure works fine.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Waybo, PA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great product - GREAT PRICE! March 21, 2014 Read other reviews and bought this enclosure. OWC techs did a great job during disassembly and any "damage" was cosmetic on inside of case. 1TB Drive from late 2008 iMac mounted easily and securely and case snapped together as it should. Fired up in a heart beat. Take this deal while you can!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Arizona Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Better than Expected! March 9, 2014 From OWC's description of this enclosure, I expected all the tabs and clips to be completely broken and nearly useless. This was not so. Yes, it arrived with a couple of broken clips, but upon inspection it was clear that the OWC techs took great care in causing minimal damage while removing the original HDD. Once I installed the HDD it snapped back together securely.

I reformatted an existing HDD I had and then piggy-backed it onto my Time Capsule. Works flawlessly!

This is your best bet if you want to enclose and existing HDD with minimal cost. I slapped a couple of Apple stickers on it and makes a great looking addition to my system.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Japan Age: Over 65 Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Great product so easy to set up January 30, 2014 I was impressed by the ease of assembly and being able to put it to use right away. I had two external hard drives with USB 2.0 and wanted to make them into USB 3.0, so I ordered 2 Touro enclosures. They work like a charm. The only drawback was having to reformat the two hard drives but with USB 3.0 it did not take long to restore the original backups for two computers. It also allowed me to rearrange the partition setup. Another incentive was the price. Although the mailing cost was about 4 times that of the 2 enclosures it was worth it as those things are very pricey where I live. Great stuff OWC.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Grand Rapids Michigan Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Does It's Job Perfectly & Is Exactly As Described. January 11, 2014 I've purchased one of these around christmas. I am quite happy with it and am considering getting a couple more. The item is all plastic and one can't just simply plunk a drive in it and simply start using the drive - it requires a reformat, but OWC quite clearly states these attributes up front. On the other hand it seems pretty well engineered and is constructed of nice materials as one would expect from a product produced for a name brand sold on store shelves OEM product. In other words, not designed and made by a fly by night operation somewhere in south china to sell on eBay for 10 bucks. Since lacks a fan I wouldn't use it in a situation where drive is accessed continuously or for long periods, but for my backup & cataloging purposes is quite nice.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Maryland Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Exactly what is says it is. Good product. November 6, 2013 The enclosure is plastic and yes, I had to reformat the SATA drive I placed in it. Also had to work around the broken clips inside, but the cover snaps on solid. I do not intend to move this enclosure around much. There is no fan inside, but operating vertically, it seem to dissipate the heat well enough by pulling air from the bottom vents and out thru a vent in the side. The Blue LED light is not annoying and the price was outstanding. For a USB 3 single enclosure you cannot go wrong. FAST delivery from OWC.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: King of Prussia, PA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Not just a shell September 19, 2013 Yeah, it looks like a hunk of plastic - but assembly of my drive into this enclosure couldn't have been easier and the speed that I get from the 3.0 is awesome. At the price tag and utilizing my existing drives - you just can't beat this! I have used this item for my master photo archive (I'm a photographer), my master clone and my time machine drive. I am about to buy another for a 2nd clone to be kept at work or in my firebox.

I gave the con of durability simply because this is infact a downside. However, on my shelf just doing it's job - it does not need to be durable.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

HGST Touro Desk Pro Mfr P/N: HIT0STOUROEXT3 OWC SKU: HIT0STOUROEXT3 USB 3.0 External Desktop Enclosure. Open Box. Drive Removed. HGST 3 Year Limited Warranty
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