Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro 750GB Portable Hard Drive Review

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Test System and Drive Info

Our test system  was one we just finished building for lab and everyday use based on an Intel Z68 platform and the Sandy Bridge processor.    All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows 7 professional 64-bit SP1 with all updates. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running.  

Intel Z68 Platform

Intel Z68 Test System

Our Intel Z68 test platform used a Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 motherboard with an i7-2600k CPU that we flashed to the latest BIOS of F9 which was released on 10/12/2011.  This motherboard uses a pair of Renesas D720200 chips for the rear panel USB 3.0 ports in conjunction with a pair of VLI VL810 hubs.  The Renesas chips were running driver version 2.0.30.0 released on 11/19/2010.  Our systems 16GB of Corsair Vengeance memory was set to 9-9-9-24 2T timings at 1600MHz.

Z68 test bench specs  

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

i7-2600k
       

Motherboard

Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3

Memory

16GB Corsair Vengence 1600

Video Card

EVGA GTX 570 Classified
       

OS Hard Drive

Patriot Pyro SSD 120GB
       

2nd Hard Drive

PQI 235 SSD 256GB
       

N/A

3rd Hard Drive

WD Caviar Black 2TB
       

Cooling

EK Supreme HF full nickel
       

Power Supply

Corsair HX850W
       

Operating System

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit



Detailed Information from HD Tune Pro 5.0:

HD Tune Pro 4.61 Info

To get a more detailed view of the drive we launched HD Tune Pro 5.0 and looked at the drive attributes.  Notice the .5KB alignment for this NTFS file system which is much smaller than the typical 1MB and might not be optimal depending on your usage.  This report also confirms the 7200 RPM specification for the installed 750GB drive in the Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro.

Detailed Information with CrystalDiskInfo 4.1.4:

CrystalDiskInfo

This basically shows the same information but we know some readers prefer the Crystal Disk Info view.

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