An ultra portable lightweight external hard drive that is wallet friendly – This is HGST Touro S, the company was previously known by Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, but now owned by Western Digital.

Touro S is a fast USB 3.0 packed with 7200 RPM ultra portable drive in a stylish, aluminum design with metallic finish. Featuring superb ease of use with two levels of protection and 3 GB of cloud storage. Two levels of data protection, with both local and cloud backup, means you keep your photos, movies, music and documents not only safe but available anytime, anywhere, from any smartphone or computer web browser. You can even share your online content with others by simply sending a web link. Need more online storage? Upgrade to a paid account and receive 250 GB of cloud storage along with apps. *250GB premium cloud storage at US$59 per year.

Other key features of the HGST Touro S:

  • Stylish, ultra-portable aluminum design
  • Transfer faster with featured USB 3.0 interface and 7200RPM hard drive
  • Two levels of protection, with preloaded local and cloud backup software, to help keep your content safe
  • Cloud backup enables anywhere, anytime remote access
  • Upgrade to paid account and receive 250 GB of cloud storage along with iPhone and iPad mobile digital device apps

Backed by a 3-year limited warranty, the HGST Touro S external hard drives are Mac and PC compatible, and are available in metallic finishes in Gold, Silver, Ruby, and Platinum.

Personally I’m loving the portability and weight of my Gold Touro S, it holds all my media content and essential documents and work. It fits nicely into my laptop carrier too without giving much additional budget or weight.

And of course I love seeing how all my gadgets and bag are nicely coordinated! If only there is a gold MBP too! That will be awesome!

Using the USB3.0 on the Touro S with my MBP makes backing up fast and effective. Then again, all my other hdd are all USB3.0 with the same transfer rate. But they aren’t as compact and lightweight as the Touro S. So this gold hdd gets to travel around more with me.

Touro Cloud Backup

With so many cloud storage options available in the market, I’m not sure how their solution will stand out among the rest. At a price tag of USD59 for 250GB storage per year, it is more expensive than paying for a 1TB Dropbox plus subscription. Perhaps if they throw in a free one year subscription with every purchase of their products, users may consider using it and paying for renewal for subsequent years instead of migrating everything out from it.

But having said all that, HGST is having a great promotion this December and I am considering getting a few more Touro S just to earn those chances to win the 16GB iPhone 6. More details below.

Promotion Alert

Buy any HGST Touro products & stand to win an iPhone 6 weekly! Touro products include Touro S, Touro Mobile, Touro Desk and Touro Desk Pro. Find out more about their products at

Promotion ends 31 Dec 2014.

Here’s how to take part in the draw:

  1. ‘Like’ HGST AP Facebook Page
  2. Fill in the details required on the e-form here, and attach your product receipt/invoice.
  3. Fret not if you don’t win it the first time, you will automatically be rolled over into the following week for the next giveaway.

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