HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company) today announced that it's shipping the industry's first 1 TB, 9.5 mm, 2.5-inch, 7,200 RPM hard disk drive (HDD). The new Travelstar HDD is available in the HGST Hard Drive Retail Kit as well as in the award-winning Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 external storage solution for simple add-on storage and backup. HGST Hard Drive Retail Kit The new Travelstar 1 TB, 2.5-inch 7,200 RPM hard drive is ideally suited for upgrading notebooks, game consoles, and other high-capacity, high-performance personal storage products. This standard 9.5 mm drive leverages Advanced Format, which increases the physical sector size from 512 bytes to 4,096 (4K) bytes to improve drive capacities and error correction capabilities. With 7,200 RPM performance, 32 MB cache buffer and a 6 Gb/SATA interface, the drive delivers the highest 7,200 RPM mobile HDD performance in PCMark Vantage benchmark testing, which results in faster downloads and better application performance than 7,200 and 5,400 RPM 2.5-inch HDDs. Other highlights include proven sixth-generation HDD technology, 1 TB capacity, the industry's highest shock tolerance, a halogen-free design for an eco-friendly footprint, and low power consumption for sturdy unplugged notebook performance. The 1 TB, 2.5-inch, 7200RPM HGST Travelstar Hard Drive Retail Kit comes complete with step-by-step instructions that allows Microsoft, Apple and Linux systems to tap into the full capacity, power and performance of the 1 TB drive. Now available, the 1 TB, 2.5-inch, 7200 RPM HGST Hard Drive Retail Kit has an MSRP of $99.99. Touro Mobile Pro External Storage Solution Both Mac and PC compatible, the Touro Mobile Pro portable external storage solution provides plug-and-play simplicity and a fast USB 3.0 interface and features a smooth black, textured body for solid good looks. Placed vertically or horizontally, or even stacked, the Touro Mobile Pro fits perfectly into any home or office environment. Housing the new HGST Travelstar hard drive, the new 1 TB, 7200 RPM-based Touro Mobile Pro offers high-performance and massive storage capacity for storing hours of high-definition videos, thousands of photos, songs and movies, and tons of video games with room to spare. In addition to increased local storage, the Touro Mobile Pro solution provides two levels of protection with 3 GB of free cloud storage from TouroCloudBackup.com. With local and cloud backup, photos, movies, music and documents are not only safe but available anytime, anywhere from any smartphone or web browser. The 1 TB Touro Mobile Pro solution is shipping today with a MSRP of $109.99. "Computers may come and go, but your personal data remains and continues to grow exponentially, which is why you need reliable storage solutions to help store, preserve, and manage your most valued data," said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, HGST Branded Business. "By including the new HGST Travelstar drive in our Touro Mobile Pro and HGST Retail Hard Drive Kit, we continue to give consumers multiple storage options with the best performance, capacity and reliability for their digital lives."