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(Old Model) Toshiba Canvio Connect 1TB Portable Hard Drive, Red (HDTC710XR3A1)
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- Access and share content from any device anywhere via the internet and mobile device
- Store your files in a centralized place next to your PC or Mac
- Complete backup solution for protecting your digital memories
- Back up content from your mobile devices15
- Simple and intuitive user interface
- Stores and access files from PC and Mac without reformatting
- Secure your backups with password-protected data encryption
- Includes Toshiba 2-Year Limited Warranty
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|Item Dimensions||3.11 x 4.37 x 0.59 in||3.07 x 4.29 x 0.55 in||3.1 x 4.7 x 0.59 in||3.21 x 4.33 x 0.64 in||3.2 x 4.4 x 0.6 in||3.4 x 5.3 x 0.7 in|
|Item Weight||5.82 ounces||5.82 ounces||0.51 lb||0.54 lb||4.8 ounces||4.8 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||1 MB||1,000 GB||1 TB||1 GB||1 TB||1|
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Canvio Connect Portable External Hard Drive
Backup and Share Up a Storm
With the mobile feature on the Canvio Connect you can access and share even if you leave it at home. As long as your computer is powered on and connected, you can get to your photos, music, movies, and even massive files from any PC, smartphone, or tablet over the Internet.* It also comes with built-in file-and-folder plus full system backup software, which lets you protect your digital treasures by backing up to your Canvio, the cloud, or both. As a bonus, you'll also get a free 10GB of cloud storage for storing your most important files. Yet, even with everything it does, setting up your Canvio Connect is still a snap--and using it is even easier.
Backup, Access and Share. Go From Here to There
Just plug it in and the Canvio Connect turns any PC* into a great storage, sharing and backup solution. Now, no matter where you are, you can upload and download photos, music, movies, and even the largest of files from any PC, smartphone, or tablet over the Internet. Plus, the Canvio Connect is compact and easy to bring along.
Store and Secure So Much More
Expand your Ultrabook or mobile device storage by having a secure backup solution with the Canvio Connect. Offering up to an incredible two terabytes (2TB) of capacity* to hold a ton of your important documents, digital memories and entertainment--all in one convenient place.
Set Up Like That!
You might think the Canvio Connect is hard to use. But, no. Just plug it in and it's ready to go--for PCs or Macs. It's USB 3.0* and USB 2.0 compatible, for speed and convenience. It also comes with its own preloaded backup-and-share application; so there's no need to buy extra hardware or software.
Unlike other solutions, the Canvio Connect makes it simple to back up not just files and folders, but your whole system*--or customize your backups to your exact needs. Secure your backups with password protection. Or, store on the cloud* for total assurance. Schedule automatic backups.
Get Assurance Times Two
Like all Toshiba products, the Canvio Connect portable hard drive is designed from the ground up with your needs in mind, then tested again and again for reliability. You can count on it to perform as advertised--every time. That's why it comes with a solid two-year limited warranty.*
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*1. Internet access required. 2. USB connection required 3. External HDD Capacity: One Gigabyte (GB) means 10(to the 9th) = 1,000,000,000 bytes and One Terabyte (TB) means 10(to the 12th) = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB = 240 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity will also be less if the computer includes one or more pre-installed operating systems, pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary. 4. USB 3.0: 5Gbps is the maximum theoretical interface transfer rate per the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending on your system configuration and other factors. 5. The preloaded NTI Backup Now EZ software is compatible with Windows OS only. 6. Includes free downloadable copy of Pogoplug PC with 10GB of free cloud storage. Internet connection required for remote access. 7. Warranty: The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranty are available at www.warranty.toshiba.com.
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One thing to understand, which a lot of people don't know, because the industry doesn't explain this:
The USB 3.0 port, and it's cable end, are very different from regular USB ports you have been used to. So the USB port on this drive looks different from the Mini USB or Micro USB port you are probably used to from previous portable hard drives. It's done that way in part to identify it as a high speed USB 3.0 drive vs a 2.0 drive. But you only get the high transfer speed using the corresponding new 3.0 cable type at the device end (a hard drive, or an Android tablet or phone, for example), and the other end of the cable looks like a regular USB cable you plug into your laptop or computer in that flat rectangular shape.
2 things to be aware of, but the good news is not to worry! :
(A) If your laptop or computer is pre-2013 or so, it is very likely that the USB speed system of your computer's USB ports is USB 2.0, and not the faster 3.0 . But that's OK, you can still use these great lightweight and high capacity drives! *I* do. My MacbookPro is older, and uses USB 2.0, but I use this drive and everything works perfectly, no problem whatsoever! ... The only thing I need to understand (and I do!) is that I won't get USB 3.0 superfast data transfer speeds -- because my Macbookpro was not built with that speed capacity. So, even though my new Toshiba drive is "USB 3.0", and I am using the correct "USB 3.0 cable", everything works fine but the data is still only going to travel at USB 2.0 speeds. So, just know that having a USB 3.0 drive does not, in itself, "upgrade" the speed of your data transfer. It DOES do that IF your computer/laptop also has USB 3.0 ports. You're probably asking "how the hell do I know?" ... and the answer is: If you're techy you know how to find that out, but if you're not, just don't worry about it because it doesn't change anything. But a good gauge to use is this: Is my computer as new as 2013? If so, you probably have USB 3.0 ports. If older, you probably have USB 2.0 ports.
(B) The other thing NO ONE tells you! --- If you've looked everywhere but you've misplaced the special USB 3.0 cable that came with this TOSHIBA drive, you are not dead in the water! You can still use it with a MICRO USB cable -- the kind you have used to hook up to a previous portable hard drive -- or connect to your Android phone or tablet (Apple of course uses its own propriety cable forcing everyone to pay more to lock into their system). One end of the cable is the regular looking flat-horizontal slot that fits into your laptop or computer... and the other end is really small and flat.
I did not know this until it was explained to me -- and then I thought, "wow, that's pretty cool!". This MICRO-USB cable will fit & slot right into the larger width section of the USB-3 cable port on your Toshiba drive (or your phone, etc). So, USB 3 ports were very carefully designed to combine the shape/size of the MICRO-USB cable + an additional new section adjacent to it. (This will only make sense if you are looking at a USB 3.0 cable or port -- so don't even try to follow along with this if you are not doing that, it is just a bunch of babble otherwise.) So, if you don't have a USB 3.0 cable, you can always substitute and use a MICRO-USB cable to connect the USB 3.0 device to your computer or laptop. It works! By design!
But just remember: If you use this Micro-USB SUBSTITUTE cable, everything works beautifully. There is no issue at all. There's no problem. You just have to understand that the data will travel at USB 2.0 speeds, and not at 3.0 speeds. .... But you see, for people like me who are using these portables with a USB 2.0 Computer or laptop, the highest speed I can get out of the TOSHIBA drive is USB 2.0 anyway, so, using the Micro-USB cable doesn't make me lose any transfer speed in my case. It only will slow you down IF your computer or laptop has USB 3.0 speeds. Do you follow? :) I hope so.
The bottom line is: Don't worry! These drives are great. And don't let USB 3.0 confuse you. It's an added advantage when your computer or laptop has 3.0 built into it.... and when your computer/laptop is older, then this drive works exactly as if it were a USB 2.0 drive in terms of data transfer speeds.
I hope that helped at least ONE person out there. It will have made typing this out worth it :)
I needed a 1TB portable to simply drag and drop music, pics, vids and documents to so I could free up some space on my laptop. I had been trying to decide between a WD and a Seagate for about a week. I read numerous reviews online complaining about some issues with both. I decided against the WD drive because of all the complaints about being locked into using their loaded software, faulty cables, and poor customer service and 1 year warranty. The Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB had some complaints about suddenly not being recognized by windows after dismounting and remounting so I started looking at the Canvio Connect. If you read the reviews it's obvious that the Canvio has some complaints as well, but since it was on sale locally for less than I could buy it from Amazon I grabbed one.
So far so good. I've had the 1TB Canvio Connect plugged in for 3 days now to my 3 year old Windows 7 laptop with USB 2.0 ports. I've transferred, deleted and re-transferred 75GB's of MP3's. I've had it hooked up directly to the USB port and also through a cheap Belkin 4 port USB hub. The transfer rate (USB 2.0) for me is 13MB/s. The drive is nearly silent, did not get warm during transfers and so far has given me zero issues. I am not using the included software. I may check it out but for now I am simply dragging and dropping files onto the drive. I went with 4 stars because of the local sale price (64.99) and the plug and play simplicity I've experienced so far. I'll come back in a year and give it 5 stars if it's been reliable.
You may want to try connecting a different USB cable, if you have a spare available.
That said, if the Canvio drive is found to be defective you can initiate the warranty replacement process at acclaim.toshiba.com anytime during the 2-year warranty.
Thanks again for the feedback and for choosing Toshiba.