HGST outs Touro Mobile Pro external hard drive and Travelstar 25inch HDD

Here at CES, HGST (Hitachi Storage) has announced two storage options that look to immediately get cozy in your workflow. First, the "industry's first" 1TB 7,200 RPM 2.5-inch Travelstar HDD measures 9.5mm and looks to boost performance over 5,400 RPM models for $100. If an external storage solution is more your style, the Touro Mobile Pro houses one of the aforementioned 1TB hard drives with USB 3.0 connectivity, two-level protection and 3GB of could storage. The Touro will set you back $109 and like the Travelstar, is available now. Need to check the fine print before committing? Consult the full announcement that follows after the break.

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HGST GIVES CONSUMERS THE INDUSTRY'S FIRST 1TB, 7200 RPM, 2.5-INCH MOBILE HARD DISK DRIVE

HGST Hard Drive Retail Kit and the Touro™ Mobile Pro External Storage Solution Now Feature the New Travelstar™ Hard Drive for High Speed and Massive Capacity

International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013), Las Vegas, January 7, 2013 – HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company, NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that it's shipping the industry's first 1TB, 9.5mm, 2.5-inch, 7,200 RPM hard disk drive (HDD). The new Travelstar HDD is available in the HGST Hard Drive Retail Kit as well as in the award-winning Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 external storage solution for simple add-on storage and backup.

HGST Hard Drive Retail Kit
The new Travelstar™ 1TB, 2.5-inch 7,200 RPM mobile hard drive is ideally suited for upgrading notebooks, game consoles, and other high-capacity, high-performance personal storage products. This standard 9.5mm drive leverages Advanced Format, which increases the physical sector size from 512 bytes to 4,096 (4K) bytes to improve drive capacities and error correction capabilities. With 7,200 RPM performance, 32MB cache buffer and a 6Gb/SATA interface, the drive delivers the highest 7,200 RPM mobile HDD performance in PCMark® Vantage benchmark testing, which results in faster downloads and better application performance than 7,200 and 5,400 RPM 2.5-inch HDDs. Other highlights include proven sixth-generation HDD technology, 1TB capacity, the industry's highest shock tolerance, a halogen-free design for an eco-friendly footprint, and low power consumption for sturdy unplugged notebook performance.

The 1TB, 2.5-inch, 7200RPM HGST Travelstar Hard Drive Retail Kit comes complete with step-by-step instructions that allows Microsoft® Windows®, Apple® OS X and Linux® systems to tap into the full capacity, power and performance of the 1TB drive. Now available, the 1TB, 2.5-inch, 7200RPM HGST Hard Drive Retail Kit has an MSRP of $99.99.

Touro Mobile Pro External Storage Solution
Both Mac® and PC compatible, the Touro Mobile Pro portable external storage solution provides plug-and-play simplicity and a fast USB 3.0 interface and features a smooth black, textured body for solid good looks. Placed vertically or horizontally, or even stacked, the Touro Mobile Pro fits perfectly into any home or office environment. Housing the new HGST Travelstar hard drive, the new 1TB, 7200RPM-based Touro Mobile Pro offers high-performance and massive storage capacity for storing hours of high-definition videos, thousands of photos, songs and movies, and tons of video games with room to spare. In addition to increased local storage, the Touro Mobile Pro solution provides two levels of protection with 3GB of free cloud storage from TouroCloudBackup.com. With local and cloud backup, photos, movies, music and documents are not only safe but available anytime, anywhere from any smartphone or computer web browser. The 1TB Touro Mobile Pro solution is shipping today with a MSRP of $109.99.

"Computers may come and go, but your personal data remains and continues to grow exponentially, which is why you need reliable storage solutions to help store, preserve and manage your most valued data," said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, HGST Branded Business. "By including the new HGST Travelstar drive in our Touro Mobile Pro and HGST Retail Hard Drive Kit, we continue to give consumers multiple storage options with the best performance, capacity and reliability for their digital lives."