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Hitachi 2TB Touro DX3 Desktop Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - Black
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Hitachi 2TB Touro DX3 Desktop Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - Black

Touro (TM) Desk

Effortless plug and play, with all the quality and reliability expect from Hitachi

NOW: £79.99
Product Description
Stackable desktop designStackable desktop design looks great in a style-conscious workspace.
Solid add-on storageSolid add-on storage - Perfect extra storage for all your photos, movies, music and documents.
Touro™ Desk external drive provides solid add-on storage for all your photos, movies, music and documents. Stackable, with plug and play simplicity, fast USB 3.0 interface and all the quality and reliability you expect from Hitachi.

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, and innovative external storage solutions and services to store, preserve and manage the world’s most valued data. More than an ordinary hard drive; available in 2TB

  • Solid add-on storage for all your digital files
  • Stackable desktop design
  • Smooth, textured body for solid good looks
  • Fast USB 3.0 Interface
  • AC Power Adapter
  • 3.5 inch External Hard Disk Drive

How does USB 3.0 achieve the extra performance?
USB 3.0 achieves the much higher performance by way of a number of technical changes. Perhaps the most obvious change is an additional physical bus that is added in parallel with the existing USB 2.0 bus. This means that where USB 2.0 previously had 4 wires (power, ground, and a pair for differential data), USB 3.0 adds 4 more for two pairs of differential signals (receive and transmit) for a combined total of 8 connections in the connectors and cabling. These extra two pairs were necessary to support the SuperSpeed USB target bandwidth requirements, because the two wire differential signals of USB 2.0 were not enough.
Furthermore, the signaling method, while still host-directed, is now asynchronous instead of polling. USB 3.0 utilizes a bi-directional data interface rather than USB 2.0's half-duplex arrangement, where data can only flow in one direction at a time. Without getting into any more technical mumbo jumbo, this all combines to give a ten-fold increase in theoretical bandwidth.

Isn't USB 2.0 fast enough?
Well, yes and no. USB 2.0 for many applications provides sufficient bandwidth for a variety of devices and hubs to be connected to one host computer. However, with today's ever increasing demands placed on data transfers with high-definition video content, terrabyte storage devices, high megapixel count digital cameras and High Definition Video Capture and portable media players, 480Mbps is not really fast anymore. Furthermore, no USB 2.0 connection could ever come close to the 480Mbps theoretical maximum throughput, making data transfer at around 320Mbps (40MB/s) - the actual real-world maximum. Similarly, USB 3.0 connections will never achieve 4.8Gbps. We will likely see a real-world maximum rate of 400MB/s with overheads. At this speed, USB 3.0 is a 10x improvement over USB 2.0.

Inside the box:

  • Touro Desktop external hard drive
  • USB 3.0 cable (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
  • AC power adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2-year limited warranty

  • Hard drive - external
  • Width - 12.9 cm
  • Depth - 6 cm
  • Height - 18.3 cm
  • Weight - 0.97 kg
  • Enclosure Colour - Black
  • Form Factor - 3.5"
  • Capacity - 2 TB
  • Interface Type - SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • Spindle Speed - 5400 rpm
Expansion / Connectivity
  • Interfaces - 1 x Hi-Speed USB 3.0
  • Cables Included - 1 x USB cable, 1x Power adapter
  • OS Required - Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Apple MacOS X 10.5 or later
Manufacturer Warranty
  • 2 years warranty
Environmental Parameters
  • Min Operating Temperature- 5 °C
  • Max Operating Temperature- 35 °C
  • Humidity Range Operating- 20 - 80% (non-condensing)

1. Payment for the goods and delivery charges can be made by any method shown on the Suppliers website at the time you place your order. Payment shall be due before the delivery date and time for payment shall be a fundamental term of this agreement, breach of which shall entitle the Supplier to terminate the contract immediately.

2. There will be no delivery until cleared funds are received.

Payments shall be made by you without any deduction whatsoever unless you have a valid court order requiring an amount equal to such deduction to be paid by the Supplier to you.

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VAT number: UK 836592300

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