Few days back, I have received the Touro Desk Pro hard disk from HGST ( formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies ) for the review purpose. After using it for few days, I am going to share the review and my hands-on experience with the HGST Touro Desk Pro in this post.

HGST Touro Desk Pro : Hands-On Review

Box Content

The contents in retail box of the Touro Desk Pro are hard disk, power adaptor, data cable and the user manual.

HGST Touro Desk Pro : Hands-On Review
What I really loved is that power adaptor comes with all four standard types of the power socket pins. Doesn’t matter which country you are going to visit, you can just remove one kind of pins and replace it with other.

HGST Touro Desk Pro : Hands-On Review
So, the Touro Desk Pro is really designed to give you the company in your trip around the world.


In terms of design, Touro Desk Pro is really nice. The device is stackable and all the ports like power, connectivity etc are on the back it. A cool blue LED indicator is given on the side to show the power status. The front is shiny black and looks awesome with the metallic strips on the sides.

HGST Touro Desk Pro : Hands-On Review
The device is huge in size and thickness of Touro Desk Pro gives it a “Mammoth of the hard disks” look. But still, it is very light weight and easy to carry.

The device lacks the on/off switch. Due to this, each time you do not want to use the Touro Desk Pro you will have to either switch off the power supply from the outlet or unplug the device from the multi-socket which is really annoying. Also the cables are pretty small in length, specially the power adaptor cable.


The installation process is simple and easy to use. Just connect the device to a power source, connect your computer to the device using the cable provided in the box and you can start copying the data manually in the Touro Desk Pro directly after connecting it to your computer.

The capacity of the Touro Desk Pro is 4TB which you can use to backup huge amount of data. It also give you the ability to save the up to ten versions of a file. So with this feature and the huge storage capacity of the device, you will never lose an important data again.

Touro Desk Pro is just a USB 3.0 device but still the speed of copying data is pretty fast with respect of other devices of same category and price. But sometimes you may feel the hard disk getting hot while backing up the data.

Hitachi Backup

You can also automate the entire process of backing up the data to the Touro Desk Pro. If you want to automate the data backing up process then all you need to do is to install the Hitachi Backup to your computer.

Hitachi Backup for Windows comes bundled with the device and for Mac devices, you can follow the instructions given on the user manual to download it on your Mac computer.

HGST Touro Desk Pro : Hands-On Review
Once installed, you can select either the Automatic backup or schedule the time manually in the Hitachi Backup to take the backup of your computer data.

Hitachi Cloud Backup

Touro Desk Pro and Hitachi Backup also comes with a free 3GB Cloud backup. All you need to do is to create your Hitachi Backup and start storing your important data on the Cloud for the peace of mind.

Hitachi Backup also gives you the ability to assign the bandwidth to be used for the backing up the data in the Hitachi Cloud Backup. This way, you can save your bandwidth for the other Internet related tasks when the data backup process is running in the background.

If you think 3GB Cloud storage is low for the backup of your important data, you can also pay a small amount to increase the storage capacity

Hitachi Cloud Backup : Hands-On Review
You can also login to the official Hitachi Backup website to see all the files you have backed up in the cloud. You can manage them from there itself with the help of a feature rich search option which let you find the files according to its category as well.


If you are having lots of important data or you are travelling to various countries and want to have all the memories of your long trip backed up then HGST Touro Desk Pro is a must have companion for you. It is having great storage capacity, easy to use, easy to handle and it is also nice when it comes to the performance.

The price of the HGST Touro Desk Pro in India is Rupees 16,000 and looking at the nice features it got, it is one of the best option available in the market in its segment.

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