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Toshiba Canvio 1.0 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - HDTC610XK3B1 (Black)

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1 TB
Black
  • Transfers your large media files at blazing fast speeds with USB 3.0.
  • Protects your drive (Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology).
  • 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).
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Technical Details

Size: 1 TB | Color: Black
  • USB Powered

Product Details

Size: 1 TB | Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 4.7 x 0.6 inches ; 10.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005J7YA3W
  • Item model number: HDTC610XK3B1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,369 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 19, 2011

Product Description

Size: 1 TB | Color: Black

Product Description

Canvio 3.0 Plus products have been designed and manufactured in accordance with Toshiba's high quality product standards, incorporating the latest technology and user-interface, while ensuring best-in-class performance, quality and workmanship. With Toshiba's Canvio 3.0 Plus Portable Hard Drives, you'll enjoy portable storage space for even the largest digital libraries. Our 1.0TB Drive is capable of storing up to: 285,000 digital photos, or 263,000 digital music files, or 820 downloaded digital movies. Each Canvio 3.0 Plus Portable Hard Drive includes an internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to help keep your drive safe. Canvio 3.0 Plus Portable Hard Drives are preloaded with software to make backup fast and simple. The included NTI Backup Now EZ software scans your system and recommends the best coverage for your computer. Choose between backing up your files to the cloud, backing up your files and folders to your Canvio 3.0 portable hard drive, backing up everything saved on your computer, or choose all three for the most comprehensive coverage. Click the restore button and you can recover a file or folder. Boot to your Canvio 3.0 Plus Portable Hard Drive and it will restore all the files saved on your computer. We've even included a utility to burn a boot CD/DVD to make the process even simpler. Secure your backup files with password-protected data encryption, (up to 256-bit), to help keep your backup safe and prevent unauthorized access. Options include the ability to select only the most common file types, (like work documents, pictures, movies, music, etc.), change how often your backup takes place (hourly, daily, weekly, etc.) and change the threshold settings on the Drive Space Alert. Toshiba Canvio 3.0 Plus Portable Drives are compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. For over 20 years Toshiba has been developing and manufacturing hard drives used by every major brand of notebook computer.

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If you want a smarter way to preserve your most precious digital files and memories, Toshiba's "brainy" Canvio 3.0 portable hard drive offers a complete system backup solution in a box. It requires no external AC adapter and it's Plug & Play compatible. Just connect it into the USB port of your PC and you're good to go (learn more about backups below).

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The Canvio 3.0 in black (view larger).

 

storage

 

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Easily portable.

 

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USB 3.0 port.

 

Future-proofed with USB 3.0 technology, the Canvio 3.0 hard drive significantly improves file transfer speed for large media files and dramatically minimizes the wait time for backup and recovery processes. Plus, it's backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices. Additionally, each Canvio 3.0 portable hard drive includes an internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to help keep your drive safe.

This version of the Canvio 3.0 portable hard drive has a 1 TB storage capacity, and it comes in black.

Toshiba Canvio 3.0 portable hard drives are compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

Key Features

Peace of Mind
Portable Peace of Mind

Toshiba's Canvio 3.0 portable hard drives deliver one of the easiest ways to add storage to your computer. One of the simplest storage solutions in a box, they offer plug-and-play, drag-and-drop convenience.

Hard Drive Protection
Cloud Backup Capabilities

Put your backups on the cloud and your concerns on hold. Toshiba's latest Canvio 3.0 portable hard drives come with integrated cloud backup capabilities that simplify taking advantage of this latest innovation (free 30-day trial of cloud backup included).

Hard Drive Protection
Extra Hard Drive Protection

Offering a built-in internal shock sensor and ramp-loading technology, Canvio 3.0 portable hard drives help safeguard your data against accidents, drops and unfortunate real-life scenarios.

Speed
Faster Transfer Speeds

Powered by new USB 3.0 technology, Canvio 3.0 portable hard drives are far faster than--but still compatible with--USB 2.0 technology. Just plug them in, load the software and start protecting your data.

USB 3.0 speed compare
3-year warranty
Three-Year Limited Warranty

Canvio 3.0 portable hard drives are packed with famous Toshiba innovation, tested thoroughly for reliability, and backed by a three-year limited warranty.

 

Computer Backup Made Fast and Simple

The included NTI Backup Now EZ software scans your system and recommends the best coverage for your computer. Choose from three backup strategy options:

 

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Easy backups with NTI Backup Now EZ software.
  • Back up your files to the cloud.
  • Back up your files and folders to your Canvio 3.0 portable hard drive.
  • Back up everything saved on your computer.

Or, choose all three for the most comprehensive coverage.

Click the restore button and you can recover a file or folder. Boot to your Canvio 3.0 portable hard drive and it will restore all the files saved on your computer. Toshiba even includes a utility to burn a boot CD/DVD to make the process even simpler.

Secure your backup files with password-protected data encryption, (up to 256-bit), to help keep your backup safe and prevent unauthorized access. The Drive Space Alert monitor will keep an eye on your drive and let you know when it is getting full.

in the box

For advanced users, Toshiba's added the ability to customize your backup routine. Options include the ability to select only the most common file types, (like work documents, pictures, movies, music, etc.), change how often your backup takes place (hourly, daily, weekly, etc.), and change the threshold settings on the Drive Space Alert.

Specifications

  • Color: Black
  • Capacity: 1 TB
  • Disk Speed: 5400 RPM
  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • Transfer Rate: Up to 5 Gb/s
  • Average Seek Time: 12 ms
  • Buffer: 8 MB cache
  • Dimensions: 3.1 x 0.53 x 4.7 inches (WxHxD)

What's in the Box

Toshiba Canvio 3.0 portable hard drive, pre-loaded backup software, USB 3.0 cable, quick install guide, warranty card

Customer Reviews

It is very easy to use and it works great so far.
Gary King
It is nice to know all of our files are now backed up and will never be lost.
Susan R Wong
The product has a great quality, works very good and fast.
Paulo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

431 of 451 people found the following review helpful By Prime Meridian on November 15, 2011
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 1 TB
We got this drive for backing up AVCHD movies from our new camcorder (1080HD takes up a lot more room than 720SD). The drive works like a charm and does everything it's supposed to - it's fast, quiet, and has plenty of space. Works fine with USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports.

Some things to consider:

* This is a USB 3.0 device. You can use it on USB 2.0 ports, but USB 3.0 devices are less tolerant of out-of-spec components. Some older USB ports cannot handle the signal and power requirements of a USB 3.0 device. For example, I can plug this drive directly into my HP laptop docking station (USB 2.0) and it works like gold. I plug it into the USB ports on the front of one of my desktop PCs (USB 2.0, connected to the USB header on the motherboard) and all the drive will do is come on, make a clicking sound, and report an error in Windows (not enough power going to the drive). I plug it into a rear USB port on the same desktop with an extension cable and it works like gold again. I suspect this low tolerance for older, out-of-spec USB components is causing the problems other reviewers seem to be having with the drive.

* As others have mentioned, the USB 3.0 cable included with the drive is rather short (~18in). I suspect the short length may have something to do with Toshiba's attempt at mitigating potential problems with older/out-of-spec USB components. I had luck using a USB extension cable, but that was on a USB 2.0 port. Your mileage may vary.

So, two caveats: (1) If you use it with older and/or out-of-spec components you may have some troubleshooting to do; and, (2) the included cable is shorter than others. Neither of those things is worth taking off a whole star.
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284 of 303 people found the following review helpful By Jack Y. Kalish on October 5, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 1 TB
I must write to express my extreme frustration and dissatisfaction with the customer support service offered by Toshiba.

This drive worked fine for about a year, and now will no longer mount. Toshiba claims that there is a 3 Year Warranty on the product, which is clearly expressed on the box, and in the pamphlet. Well, I spent 3 hours so far trying to file a warranty claim on the product with no progress. I've called about 5 phone numbers and visited 3 websites, and I just keep getting redirected from one person to another. Nobody can help me, and they even refuse to escalate my call to a manager.

The warranty claim phone number put me on hold for about 35 minutes before I gave up, with no indication at all as to how long I would have to wait, or how many other people are ahead of me!

From my point of view, the warranty that Toshiba claims to offer on their external harddrives is total B.S. It seems that they are purposely making it impossible to file a claim their products. So frustrated and upset after this experience, I will be sure to avoid Toshiba in the future.
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81 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Teresa M. on August 22, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 1 TB
After reading the reviews with caveats about poor cable connections, I thought, "those must be older USB ports, and I'm sure it won't be a problem connecting to my new Toshiba Satellite laptop." However, there truly IS a problem with quality control of the cable connectors. The Canvio intermittently lost connectivity, with the problem being on the end of the cable that connects to my laptop USB port. When I swapped the Toshiba cable for the cable from my iomega eGo portable hard drive (also USB 3), the Toshiba Canvio worked perfectly. When I called Toshiba tech support to tell them this, fully expecting that they would send me a functional cable, their response was "We can only help with the drive and the software, not the cables." So, don't expect Toshiba to help you if they supply you with a bad cable.
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Mark L. Volz on March 31, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
Toshiba Canvio 1.0 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - HDTC610XK3B1 (Black) is what I purchased. I've always liked the Toshiba portables because they are small, have low power consumption and just work with no BS involved. USB 3.0 is a new standard in USB speed, but is backward compatible with the USB 2.0 standard. So if you have USB 3.0 ports on your computer then you can enjoy the speed of the USB 3.0 standard. I have USB 2.0 ports and the drive works at USB 2.0 speeds.

So, here's the reasons that I purchased the drive:

1. Small = The drive is wide as a 1.5 deck of playing cards and thin as a flat dinner plate/dish

2. Low Power Consumption = One single USB attachment is plenty to power the drive... granted the USB port is on a powered USB hub (USB hub has its own power supply plugged into an electrical outlet) or a bus powered USB port on a computer has good power flow to it.

3. No BS = Even though the drive comes with backup software, you do not have to use it.

4. Size = Its got a 1 terabyte (1TB) capacity. Bigger is better IMO(in my opinion it's what I needed and the color that I wanted).

I plugged in the dive and Windows installed the device and recognized it. I reformatted the drive even though it already comes NTFS formatted. NTSF is a file standard file structure format just as FAT or FAT16, on NTSF is better and much more flexible in its use.

Whenever I plug it in, it takes 30-50 seconds for my computer to recognize it, but that might have to do with the USB ports on my computer or the USB cable that came with the drive and not the actual drive (either way, I don't care because it works)!
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