|Item model number||HDTB310XK3AA|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7|
|Item Weight||8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.7 x 3.1 x 0.59 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||4.7 x 3.1 x 0.59 inches|
|Flash Memory Size||1 TB|
|Hard Drive Rotational Speed||5400 RPM|
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Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive - Black (HDTB310XK3AA)
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- USB 3.0-powered portable add-on storage
- Easy to use with no software to install
- Plug and play operation
- Accommodates large digital files with spacious storage capacity
- Compact, smudge-resistant design
- Protects your drive (Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology)
- Gives you peace of mind (Toshiba 1-Year Limited Warranty)
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Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive
Storage Made Simple
Keeping data storage simple, the Canvio Basics lets you bring your collections anywhere with its sleek portability and convenience, offering high storage capacity, easy setup, and quick accessibility to your stored content.
With up to 4TB (1) of storage, you have ample space to store your growing collection of pictures, videos, and music on a small portable drive. Canvio Basics is all you need, wherever you go.
Powered by USB 3.0 technology, Canvio Basics portable hard drives are far faster than - but still compatible with - USB 2.0 devices, allowing for speedy transfer when organizing your files.
- Sleek, portable design
- Simple add-on storage
- Plug & Play operation
- USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatible
Easy to Use
Discover one of the easiest ways to add storage to your computer with Toshiba's Canvio Basics portable hard drive, offering simple plug-and-play operation. Ready to use with your PC (2) and no software installation required. Intuitively drag and drop files to and from your PC or laptop.
All You Need, Wherever You Go
Canvio Basics offers the space to collect in a size you can take anywhere. Introducing a new sleek, matte-black design that is more compact than ever, the Canvio Basics is a true portable hard drive - easy to carry and store in any pocket or bag.
Store with Confidence
The Canvio Basics is built to Toshiba’s world-class quality standards.
|Canvio Premium||Canvio Advance||Canvio Basics||Canvio for Desktop|
|Stylish design, Backup & Security, Versatile USB connectivity||Vibrant design, Backup & Security||Classic design, Simple add on storage||Versatile design, High capacity centralized storage|
|Capacities (1)||1TB, 2TB, 3TB||1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB||1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB||4TB, 5TB, 6TB|
|Casing||Aluminum||High Gloss finish||Matte finish||High Gloss finish|
|Colors||Silver||Black, Blue, Red, White||Black||Black|
|Interface||USB 3.0/USB 2.0||USB 3.0/USB 2.0||USB 3.0/USB 2.0||USB 3.0/USB 2.0|
|Compatibility (3)||Windows/Mac* (*reformatting required for Mac)||Windows/Mac* (*reformatting required for Mac)||Windows/Mac* (*reformatting required for Mac)||Windows/Mac* (*reformatting required for Mac)|
|Auto backup software (for Windows)||✓||✓||X|
|Password protection software (for Windows)||✓||✓||X|
|USB Type-C adapter||✓|
|Limited warranty (4)||3 years||2 years||1 year||2 years|
1. Actual formatted capacity may vary. For details, please visit our official website.
2. Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system. Drive formatted NTFS for Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7. Requires reformatting for Mac OS v10.12 /OS X, v10.11 / v10.10.
3. Product specifications, colors, features, and availability are subject to change without notice.
4. Standard limited warranty terms apply. The warranty brochure is preloaded on the hard drive or can be viewed online.
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|Compatible Devices||Laptop||Desktop||Laptop||For Mac compatibility this Hard Drive requires reformatting||—||—|
|Digital Storage Capacity||500 GB||1 TB||1 TB||1000 GB||2000 MB||1 TB|
|Hard Disk Description||Portable||Portable||Portable||Portable||Portable||Portable|
|Hard Disk Size||1 TB||1.0 TB||1 TB||1.00 TB||2.0 TB||1 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 2.0, USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0|
|Item Dimensions||4.70 x 3.10 x 0.59 inches||4.30 x 3.10 x 0.55 inches||4.60 x 3.15 x 0.58 inches||4.35 x 0.59 x 3.23 inches||4.22 x 2.95 x 0.44 inches||4.30 x 3.10 x 0.55 inches|
|Item Weight||0.50 lbs||5.28 ounces||6.72 ounces||4.59 ounces||4.23 ounces||5.28 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||1.00 TB||1 TB||1 TB||1000 GB||2000 MB||1 TB|
500GB Canvio Basic USB 3.0 BLK
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I was looking for a MAC time machine backup drive and noticed the external drives labeled as MAC were $10 - $15 more. I then read the Q&A on this drive and someone gave the most perfect instructions:
"right out of the box it's not Mac ready, but the solution is real easy. You go to Utilities and open up Disk Utility. With the drive plugged in, select it and go to the Erase tab and there should be a drop down menu with Format. Select Mac OS and click erase and after that's done, the drive should be formatted for Mac and you can save to your heart's content."
I might only add where to find Disk Utility in case you didn't know ... in finder go to the applications folder and in that folder is utilities and in that folder is disk utility.
I did just as the person in Q&A said and the second it was done reformatting a box came up asking if I wanted to use this drive as a time machine backup drive. I said yes, and within 107 seconds I was done. Color me impressed!
We got the 1tb drive because we have a 1tb 21.5" iMac from Nov 2013.
I hope this helps someone. I will update this review later as to longevity of the drive.
UPDATE: May 6, 2018
7 months later and this little backup drive does what it should do. We have never needed to utilize the files it stores, but it is nice to know the files are there. I periodically check to make sure my Mac is recording on this drive and it functions perfectly as a time machine drive.
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El único "problema" fue en el empaque en el que llegó, era una caja sin ningún tipo de protección más que el proporcionado por Toshiba.
Sé que hay varios vendedores y dado que vi en las opiniones previas que varios vendedores no respondían a productos alterados o sin empaquetado original o violado, decidí invertir unos $40 pesos más para comprarlo directamente de Amazon y listo! Comprado de Amazon (vendedor) viene con burbujas, y su caja original sin alterar. El envío gratis tardó 5 días en llegar.