Unscientific speed reading according to teracopy file utility during a 130GB transfer of various files ranging from 200MB video to 8GB isos: I got sustained 70-90MB/s writes from my 7200rpm internal lappy drive to this touro via usb3.0.
I will be putting it in my laptop. It's get the slimmest sata-usb interface pcb I've seen in these mobile ext drives. I'll throw my existing internal 500GB 7200rpm into the case for those wondering why I didn't just buy a bare drive.
Ok. So I have it opened up. I will say that the way they've designed the plastic covers, the clips cannot be undone without breaking the plastic. The clips are on the inside of the inside edge of the cover so they cannot be released with a spudger tool, or credit cards are what I used. Maybe if one could squeeze the silver band that surrounds or wraps around the sides of the drive, one could get the clips to release. But, that would be like a cartoon character trying to pull a door open with both feet on the door.
The top and bottom covers are the same except the top cover has the 'touro' logo and the led lens. 2 clips on each end, 3 down each side. Total of 10 clips per cover. I released 8 clips and slid the drive and controller pcb out of the case like a clamshell.
Well I just bought the Touro Mobile 1TB USB3.0 drive. It is also USB 3.0, but comes with a slower, 5400rpm HGST (a WD company) drive with the following specs.
700mA DC 5V
C P/N H2T10000854S
BTW if You spludge properly, you can push the tabs of the clips back (inserting the spludger in and pushing against the shell what seems to be the wrong ways, shifting the clip back internally towards the drive. I did this- on my first one, broke only 3 of the 10 clips...
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