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).
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 500 GB storage capacity, and it comes in black.
Toshiba Canvio 3.0 portable hard drives are compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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:
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.
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.
- Color: Black
- Capacity: 500 GB
- 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