|Hard Drive||2048 GB Portable|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
Toshiba 2TB Canvio Basics USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (HDTB220XK3CA)
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- USB 3.0-powered portable add-on storage.
- Easy to use with no software to install.
- Protects your drive (Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology).
- Our 2.0TB Drive is capable of storing up to 571,000 digital photos or 526,000 digital music files or 1,640 downloaded digital movies.
- Accommodates large digital files with spacious storage capacity.
- Gives you peace of mind with Toshiba's 1-year Limited Warranty
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|Item Dimensions||3.1 x 4.7 x 0.83 in||3.1 x 4.7 x 0.81 in||3.07 x 4.29 x 0.77 in||4.7 x 3.1 x 0.65 in||3.1 x 4.7 x 0.81 in||3.2 x 4.4 x 0.82 in|
|Item Weight||7.8 ounces||0.51 lb||0.51 lb||0.63 lb||—||0.51 lb|
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Toshiba Canvio Basics USB 3.0 - 1TB Hard Drive (Black)
If you want an easy way to hold your growing digital library - files, pictures, music, and videos - Toshiba's Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drives are a great solution, offering simple drag-and-drop storage that's ready to roll right out of the 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 ready to go.
- Available Capacities: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
- Disk Speed: 5400 RPM
- Interface: USB 3.0
- Transfer Rate: Up to 480 MB/s
- Average Seek Time: 12 ms
- Buffer: 8MB cache
Future-proofed with USB 3.0 technology, the Canvio Basics 3.0 hard drive significantly improves the 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.
Canvio Basics USB 3.0 portable hard drives are far faster than - but still compatible with - USB 2.0 technology. So you'll still be able to plug into older PCs with USB 2.0 ports.
Portable Peace Of Mind And Ease Of Use
Toshiba's Canvio Basics 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, Toshiba's Canvio Basics 3.0 offers plug-and-play, and drag-and-drop convenience.
Extremely portable with a compact design, the sleek looking and post card sized Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drives are an ideal travel companion.
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-very strong cable attachment (hanging off my computer never detached)
-Great matte plastic finish (never scratches)
-Read: 96.6 MB/s Write: 93.1 MB/s (USB3 on a Macbook Air 13" 2014)
I was in the same boat. My Canvio Basics failed to be "recognized" by my PC within 1 month. My 2-star rating reflects this.
HOWEVER, this is directed toward those who believe "all [my] valuable data is lost forever". I conjecture that 99% of the time it is not, and there is a relatively very simple & inexpensive fix.
The problem is most likely not with the drive itself but rather the 'bridge' circuitry between the drive and the USB connection. There is most likely nothing wrong with the drive itself, and thus nor is there anything wrong with your data. Such was also the case with me.
These drives, regardless of manufacturer or capacity, are essentially identical in their 'guts'. The difference is often nothing more than what you see: packaging, branding, bloatware, and other brand-specific identities. Indeed, crack open a lesser-known brand (Calvary, Fantom, etc.) and there's a good chance you will actually see Toshiba, Hitachi, Western Digital, or some other recognizable name's 'guts' inside.
Here is how to fix the problem.
1. Purchase a 2.5" SATA-to-USB enclosure. Amazon lists them for as little as $3. If you are fortunate enough to live close to a MicroCenter, they sell them for $6. Yes this is extra money and hassle, but your data is worth it, and I presume for many of you this is more convenient than dealing with returning the drive. You probably purchased this drive because it was over $6 cheaper anyway.
2. The drive casing is a 2-piece shell. Use an Exacto knife or boxcutter to gently pry/'slice' open the seam between the 2 pieces. Once you get it 'started' it will be quite easy to pop apart the rest of the fasteners.
3. From here it is simply a plug-and-play situation. Disengage ('unplug') the drive from the circuitry. Be gentle (use the wiggle method). Then 'plug' the drive into your new enclosure and, *Voila*.
There are several Youtube videos showing this as well.
Now, there are several sites/Youtube videos that claim this is not a permanent solution, due to the 'delicate balance' of the rubber bumpers in the original drive. I smell bull-manure, but only time will tell... maybe this new setup will last until the expected life of the drive, maybe it won't. Also, the $3/6 new enclosures will not support USB 3.0; you'll indeed have to shell out extra money for that. Regardless, this process will almost certainly buy you enough time to find another place for your data.
All is not lost! Hope this helps.
Out of the box, the Canvio Basic just plugged and “played” – good thing too, a there were no instructions. Within a few seconds the Canvio was working and ready to use. I have an older Dell desktop (Intel® Core™2Duo CPU E7500@2.93GHz, 8.0 GB RAM, 64-bit operating system, 1TB internal hard drive) – recognized the hard drive and installed without issue.
Create a folder and simply drag and drop – easy as that. Transfer speed differs with the size of the files. I don’t need a get-it-done-yesterday model, so this does suffice. I transferred about 550 (1.2 MB to 3 MB) digital photos in a few minutes (2 maybe, or less – didn’t keep track). Bottom line - fast enough for me. Since I’ve had this external hard drive I’ve used about 1/3 of the storage space. Admittedly, I did save some duplicates on my computer hard drive; just need to make certain all is well.
I did also purchase the Rescue Data Recovery plan (Seagate Rescue - 3 Year Data Recovery Plan for External Hard Drives ) – probably won’t matter, if data is lost, it’s lost, but $15 for 3-years didn’t seem to be a big expense. Better to have it and if it works great, and if not, really no worse off than without it – same end result.
I would suggest purchasing a case. The hard drive itself is very small so it could get lost or tossed around very easily (about the size of iPhone 5c, just a bit longer). I opted for the: “BIRUGEAR Hard Shell Carrying Case for Toshiba Canvio 3.0 Portable Hard Drive/ Automatic Backup Portable Hard Drive / Canvio Basics 3.0 / Canvio Slim - “ at AMAZON, was $8.99
Great product. The speed is great and I had this product for many years and it is still working like in the first day. 100% RECOMMENDED!!!