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Toshiba Canvio Plus 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive E05A100PBU3XS (Black)
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- Transfers your large media files at blazing fast speeds with USB 3.0.
- Backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
- Provides file, folder, and full system backup and recovery with pre-loaded backup software.
- Secures your backup with a password (Data Encryption, up to 256-bit).
- Protects your drive (Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology).
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Top Customer Reviews
Do these people not test their own stuff or what? Anyone using these drives more than a few times will know the cable is crap and will not connect half the time and disconnects sometimes while using. It is that poorly designed... I have the old model and had no issues at all.. now they come out with a new model with a crappy cable. Doesn't matter how good/nice the drive is if you can't use it half the time.
I hope these reviews are a wake up call to the company to actually test their product before going to production.
* we're disappointed with the usb3.0 - it works fine with a 3.0 port on our newer computer, but we can't play movies off of the hard drive through a 2.0 port on our older computer without having issues
* it's extremely touchy - moving it even a little while connected will cause the connection at the hard drive to separate and therefore interrupt your data flow.
Every problem listed in this topic was included in my order. The USB connection, while snug, will still disconnect at the slightest movement. Seriously, if I wanted a stationary deskbound drive, I would have purchased one...what I wanted was portability, for use in the field and on the sofa..this is not that unit.
Even worse, the speeds I'm getting are no faster than, and possibly slower than the transfer speeds I regularly get from my 5 year old Iomega USB 2.0 drive. I will admit that this is my first and only USB 3.0 accessory, and I cannot swear that the 3.0 on my new Toshiba laptop is not at fault, but everything says it's working fine, and when I first used the Convivio I was getting short, initial burst of high speed, but they slowed down to a snails pace in the matter of a few seconds, and now on the second day of usage, I'm no longer even get short burst of high speed.
Very, very disappointing in all respects. I'd return it, but I'm traveling for a good while in one of the remoter parts of the world (the purpose for which I bought this) and I'm stuck with it. Oh yeah, Toshiba support was particularly worthless with my inquiry about what might be done...
In short, if you are on the fence about purchasing one of these, and would make use of a strangers advice..well, I'd pass on this one and at least try something else...
Good luck and best wishes
I am getting 95MB/sec transfer speeds for this model vs. 35MB/sec for the canvio-usb2.0.
Bottom-Line: The Toshiba hardware MAY be very good, but the supplied software and technical support hours and manuals are INEXCUSABLY poor! Negative 'five stars' would be a more appropriate rating for this Toshiba product and its Canvio partner.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Toshiba always has great quality. 1 TB is enough to store many things such as photos, music, etc.Published 4 months ago by Heather Barranger
I have had problems with this drive since pretty much day one. I replaced the cable after reading reviews and comments online but the new cable started with the same problems after... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Adagio
Always has worked, super fast never crashed. Sleek and cool lookPublished 8 months ago by Jerry Richards
This is a great slim design, however the adapter area where the cord fits in broke and so it only sporadically makes a connection if I stand it up on an angle. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mitze