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(Old Model) Toshiba Canvio Connect 2TB Portable Hard Drive, Black (HDTC720XK3C1)

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  • Access and share content from any device anywhere via the internet and mobile device
  • Store your files in a centralized place next to your PC or Mac
  • Complete backup solution for protecting your digital memories
  • Back up content from your mobile devices27
  • Simple and intuitive user interface
  • Stores and access files from PC and Mac without reformatting
  • Secure your backups with password-protected data encryption
  • Includes Toshiba 2-Year Limited Warranty
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Product Description

Capacity: 2 TB | Color: Black

Canvio Connect Portable External Hard Drive

Canvio Connect Portable External Hard Drive

Backup and Share Up a Storm

With the mobile feature on the Canvio Connect you can access and share even if you leave it at home. As long as your computer is powered on and connected, you can get to your photos, music, movies, and even massive files from any PC, smartphone, or tablet over the Internet.* It also comes with built-in file-and-folder plus full system backup software, which lets you protect your digital treasures by backing up to your Canvio, the cloud, or both. As a bonus, you'll also get a free 10GB of cloud storage for storing your most important files. Yet, even with everything it does, setting up your Canvio Connect is still a snap--and using it is even easier.

Canvio Connect Portable External Hard Drive
Backup, Access and Share. Go From Here to There

Just plug it in and the Canvio Connect turns any PC* into a great storage, sharing and backup solution. Now, no matter where you are, you can upload and download photos, music, movies, and even the largest of files from any PC, smartphone, or tablet over the Internet. Plus, the Canvio Connect is compact and easy to bring along.

Store and Secure So Much More

Expand your Ultrabook or mobile device storage by having a secure backup solution with the Canvio Connect. Offering up to an incredible two terabytes (2TB) of capacity* to hold a ton of your important documents, digital memories and entertainment--all in one convenient place.

Set Up Like That!

You might think the Canvio Connect is hard to use. But, no. Just plug it in and it's ready to go--for PCs or Macs. It's USB 3.0* and USB 2.0 compatible, for speed and convenience. It also comes with its own preloaded backup-and-share application; so there's no need to buy extra hardware or software.

Backup Everything

Unlike other solutions, the Canvio Connect makes it simple to back up not just files and folders, but your whole system*--or customize your backups to your exact needs. Secure your backups with password protection. Or, store on the cloud* for total assurance. Schedule automatic backups.

Canvio Connect Portable External Hard Drive
Get Assurance Times Two

Like all Toshiba products, the Canvio Connect portable hard drive is designed from the ground up with your needs in mind, then tested again and again for reliability. You can count on it to perform as advertised--every time. That's why it comes with a solid two-year limited warranty.*

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*1. Internet access required. 2. USB connection required 3. External HDD Capacity: One Gigabyte (GB) means 10(to the 9th) = 1,000,000,000 bytes and One Terabyte (TB) means 10(to the 12th) = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB = 240 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity will also be less if the computer includes one or more pre-installed operating systems, pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary. 4. USB 3.0: 5Gbps is the maximum theoretical interface transfer rate per the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending on your system configuration and other factors. 5. The preloaded NTI Backup Now EZ software is compatible with Windows OS only. 6. Includes free downloadable copy of Pogoplug PC with 10GB of free cloud storage. Internet connection required for remote access. 7. Warranty: The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranty are available at

Product Information

Capacity: 2 TB | Color: Black
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Brand NameToshiba
Item model numberHDTC720XK3C1
Item Weight8.2 ounces
Item Dimensions L x W x H4.37 x 3.11 x 0.81 inches
Color Black
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
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Shipping Weight9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableMay 1, 2013
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249 of 261 people found the following review helpful By Terrapin88 on February 5, 2014
Size: 1 TBColor: Black
Buying a hard drive can be a crap shoot. All hard drives fail in time. The trick is to try and find one with the best track record.
I needed a 1TB portable to simply drag and drop music, pics, vids and documents to so I could free up some space on my laptop. I had been trying to decide between a WD and a Seagate for about a week. I read numerous reviews online complaining about some issues with both. I decided against the WD drive because of all the complaints about being locked into using their loaded software, faulty cables, and poor customer service and 1 year warranty. The Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB had some complaints about suddenly not being recognized by windows after dismounting and remounting so I started looking at the Canvio Connect. If you read the reviews it's obvious that the Canvio has some complaints as well, but since it was on sale locally for less than I could buy it from Amazon I grabbed one.

So far so good. I've had the 1TB Canvio Connect plugged in for 3 days now to my 3 year old Windows 7 laptop with USB 2.0 ports. I've transferred, deleted and re-transferred 75GB's of MP3's. I've had it hooked up directly to the USB port and also through a cheap Belkin 4 port USB hub. The transfer rate (USB 2.0) for me is 13MB/s. The drive is nearly silent, did not get warm during transfers and so far has given me zero issues. I am not using the included software. I may check it out but for now I am simply dragging and dropping files onto the drive. I went with 4 stars because of the local sale price (64.99) and the plug and play simplicity I've experienced so far. I'll come back in a year and give it 5 stars if it's been reliable.
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Size: 1 TBColor: Red Verified Purchase
1TB, lightweight, I velcro this to the cover of my Macbook Pro when traveling. I partition it to be 500GB to be used as Time Machine to backup the internal/startup drive, and use the 2nd partition of 500GB to be additional data... which these days is all above video, TV shows, etc. Works perfectly. The USB cable is just the right length -- which is short, prob 15" total. It's also a USB 3 drive, which means if you have a computer or laptop that has USB 3 ports, then the transfer speed is super fast -- especially for a bunch of large 2GB or larger video files.

One thing to understand, which a lot of people don't know, because the industry doesn't explain this:

The USB 3.0 port, and it's cable end, are very different from regular USB ports you have been used to. So the USB port on this drive looks different from the Mini USB or Micro USB port you are probably used to from previous portable hard drives. It's done that way in part to identify it as a high speed USB 3.0 drive vs a 2.0 drive. But you only get the high transfer speed using the corresponding new 3.0 cable type at the device end (a hard drive, or an Android tablet or phone, for example), and the other end of the cable looks like a regular USB cable you plug into your laptop or computer in that flat rectangular shape.

2 things to be aware of, but the good news is not to worry! :

(A) If your laptop or computer is pre-2013 or so, it is very likely that the USB speed system of your computer's USB ports is USB 2.0, and not the faster 3.0 . But that's OK, you can still use these great lightweight and high capacity drives! *I* do. My MacbookPro is older, and uses USB 2.0, but I use this drive and everything works perfectly, no problem whatsoever! ... The only thing I need to understand (and I do!
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251 of 278 people found the following review helpful By Ricky on December 13, 2013
Size: 2 TBColor: Black Verified Purchase
Like many, this external hard drive constantly connected and disconnected. I had to change my USB power settings so it would stay connect. I am not happy I had to do this, but it is more of an issue with the design of USB 3.0 ports and power distribution to them than a Toshiba problem. Also, I did not find a problem with the USB cord between the hard drive and the computer as some have reported. However, external hard drive manufactures should know the USB 3.0 problem and warn the public. My rating is based on the failure of Toshiba to communicate a possible problem with the power settings on USB 3.0 ports. It would help if the product came with a quick reference card noting possible problems with computer settings so I would not waste so much of my time diagnosing the problem.
This is what I did to make it stay connected - control panel/power options/change plan settings/change advanced power settings/USB settings /USB selective suspend setting
Then set the plugged in option to disabled.
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168 of 189 people found the following review helpful By Leandro F. Lopes on March 2, 2014
Size: 2 TBColor: Black
At the moment this is the best 2TB drive in the market. As G-Drive has yet to deliver a 2TB portable drive, currently there are 2 companies offering 2TB portable drives: Toshiba and Western Digital with the respective "Canvio" and "My Passport" lines. Both are excellent, but Toshiba is winning.

The Toshiba Canvio is completly silent, just like previows Canvio 1TB generation and the My Passport drives. Its impossible to hear this drive working, even with your ear right next to it. Toshiba continues to deliver a super quality drive

The drive is beautiful, with reflective glossy on top and bottom. The quality of the plastic on the side has been improved to a stronger material then found on the previows Canvio 1TB generation. Its a really gorgeous drive.

The LED light flashes when writing/reading. Its not a white light, I would say its a very light grey. Moreover, the LED is not bright at all, its very soft on the eyes. Therefore, Toshiba has achieved a perfect light accuracy. Its very noticeble when you look at it, but impossible to distract you while you are working on the computer, you don't ever notice it blinking. Perfect!

I currently dislike the design of the My Passport drives, as they are full of circles on them. Another company making excellent drives is G-Drive, but they only offer portables up to 1TB and for the same price of the 2TB Canvios and My Passports (the G-drives have Firewire ports in addition to USB 3.0 tough)

On a side note, there are of course other 2TB drives in the market, offered by companies such as Seagate, Buffallo and even the "My Book" line from Western Digital. But these drives are very large and VERY noisy, not to mention they also heat a lot.
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