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Toshiba Canvio 500 GB USB 2.0 Basics Portable Hard Drive E05A050BAU2XK (Black)
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- Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drives are an ideal portable add-on storage expansion solution that makes your storage easy and simple.
- USB 2.0-powered portable add-on storage
- Easy to use with no software to install
- Protects your drive (Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology)
- Accommodates large digital files with spacious storage capacity
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Capacity: 500 GB
Top Customer Reviews
- Lowest price I found.
- Conected it to my laptop and it recognized it immediately, no installations whatsoever. Works perfect with just a simple USB cable. Real 'plug n play'. No lies from the manufacturer.
- Data transfer seems very fast.
- Very small. Nice finish. Actually, looks like an iPhone. Very light.
How am I using it? Made 3 partitions, 2 NTFS and 1 FAT, to do some Wii-related stuff. If it performed perfect with all that mess I did to it, then it will work perfect to you.
Toshiba uses a formatting style that is completely compatible with windows, but macs can only read what is on the disk not write new data.
It is an easy fix however. On your mac find the application called "Disk Utility"
Click on the toshiba hard drive, then click partition.
Choose the ExFAT partition style for complete mac/windows compatibility, or you can use Mac Os Extended (journaled) for a very secure mac read/write only option.
Hope this helps
This is not a fancy hard drive with poor back-up software. It is a basic portable hard drive with a lot of memory space, easy to use, and it's small and light.
I would recommend this product for anyone who needs storage at a great price that is easy to use, easy to carry, and is quiet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've had this for many months now and have had good luck with it. I not only use it to back up my personal files but I partitioned it and have a couple of system images from my... Read morePublished 1 month ago by OrangeFan
Works great. Has suffered a few minor drops and still works without problem. Can achieve decent transfer rates of 20/30MB a sec., depending on the file types and sizes. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Miguel E.