HGST Touro Mobile Pro 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Review

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HD Tune Pro 5.50 Benchmarking

HD Tune Pro 5.50 is an extended version of HD Tune which includes many new features such as write benchmark, secure erasing, AAM setting, folder usage view, disk monitor, command line parameters and file benchmark.

Read Performance Testing

HD Tune Read

Benchmark Results: The HGST TOURO Pro 500GB portable drive had an average read speed of 99.2MB/s with a burst speed of 166.3MB/s and an access time of 16.3ms. The read performance started out at ~125MB/s on the outer edges of the platters before slowing to 62MB/s on the inner sectors.

Write Performance Testing

HDTune Write Performance

Benchmark Results: The HGST Touro Mobile Pro 500GB drive had an average write speed of 96.3MB/s with a burst speed of 145.4MB/s and an access time of 17.1ms.

File Testing

 hitHGST Touro Pro 500GB HD Tune File

Benchmark Results: The file benchmark results look good with ~140 MB/s writes for most file sizes over 64KB. It should be noted that the drive never got much hotter than 33C during our testing. This was hot enough to make the plastic enclosure warm to the touch. 

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