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Toshiba Canvio 500 GB Slim Portable External Hard Drive - Black (HDTD105XK3D1)
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- Storage companion for your Ultrabook
- Preloaded easy-to-use backup software
- Schedule automatic backup
- Password protection
- PC & Mac compatible. Store and access files from PC and Mac without reformatting.
- USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 compatible
- 3-year limited warranty included
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From the Manufacturer
Canvio Slim Portable External Hard Drive
Hold everything. Carry next to nothing.
Backups and file security should never weigh on you--no matter where you go. So get the sleek, light and stylish Canvio Slim Portable External Hard Drive, and make sure your digital treasures plus peace of mind are always at hand.
Smart Mobile Storage
Today's Ultrabooks and extra-light PCs can often benefit from external storage. And any PC owner should have a backup solution. The Canvio Slim Portable External Hard Drive helps out on both counts, offering a full 500GB of capacity to house your growing collection of pictures, music, home movies, video clips and important documents in one handy place.
A Slim, Stylish Design
Did you choose your Ultrabook or laptop for its looks? Don't stop when it comes to storage. With a sleek, lightweight design, the 9mm Canvio Slim is the smallest 500GB portable drive you can buy--and one of the coolest, with a brushed aluminum finish in black or silver. It definitely keeps pace, and keeps up appearances.
Set-Up Made Simple
The Canvio Slim Portable External Hard Drive couldn't be easier to use. 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. Plus, it comes with its own preloaded backup application*. No need to buy additional hardware or software.
Backups Made Easy
Unlike other solutions, the Canvio Slim makes it simple to back up not just files and folders, but your entire 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. Then stop worrying and keep pushing ahead.
Triple the Assurance
Like all Toshiba products, Canvio Slim Portable External Hard Drives were designed from the ground up with your needs and imagination in mind, then tested again and again for reliability. You can count on them to perform as advertised--every time.
*NTI Backup Now EZ software compatible with Windows OS only.
**Includes free 30-day trial of cloud back-up. Fees will apply after the 30-day trial.
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Top Customer Reviews
It's faster: I transferred about 100GB of photos; the Segate rate was around 60MB/s and the Toshiba rate of transfer was always more than 105MB/s...Amazing.
The Toshiba is smaller and looks more beaustiful.
I'm returning the Segate and will get 4 of these..
Well done Toshiba.
After that, it outshines the slim Seagate that carries a similar "slimness" premium in two ways.
1. The included software is decent enough and does full system backups automatically.
2. I was expecting it to be metal-lookalike plastic...you know the cheezy finish that's pretty common on the Seagate and WD slim HDDs. I was pleasantly surprised that the shell is real brushed aluminum and the Toshiba logo is not printed but rather subtly etched on the metal (the sides are plastic though). The finish is very Apple-like, though I would not have paid a premium for that by itself.
The drive also looks much better in real life than it does in Amazon's pictures. The connector is a native USB 3.0 connection on the drive side and a regular USB connector on the PC side. I'm using it with a USB 2.0 port and it seems zippy in transferring data over that slower connection. Another nice touch is a white LED the is very subtly built into the back corner corner. So reads and writes can be observed without having to stare straight at the front panel. The included cable is short at about a foot (which I prefer over a six foot cable in a ultraportable drive).
Overall, this drive exceeds my expectations and I would recommend it over the comparable Seagate slim version.
Addendum: Its build quality is closer to Japan-made electronics but it is made in China.
Addendum #2: I've used it for six months without an iota of buyers remorse or problems. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
That takes care of the DO's now for the DON'Ts: Don't use the provided cable, It's of very low quality, get yourself another one right here on Amazon (USB 3.0 type A male to Micro USB 3.0 type B male, [remember it's fully compatible with USB 2.0]) and forget about the included software, you don't need it, It crashed my computer; that's about it, good luck & enjoy your drive.
If you're a Mac user setting this hard drive up with your computer is super easy follow these steps.
1. Plug in the hard drive
2. Open up disk utility found in your applications folder inside the utilities folder
3. Next select the newly plugged in a hard drive and on the right-hand side you should see partition click on that.
4. Then inside that screen on the partition layout drop-down choose how many partitions you'd like to set up. I generally go with one partition and just use folders to organize my files.
5. Then on the right-hand side you can name the partitions and select the format. If you want your hard drive to work with your Mac for doing Time Machine backups (which I highly recommend) choose NTFS format. Sometimes it's good to make two partitions and one using "MS-DOS fat" if you might be transferring files to and from a Windows machine (I do this with my friends as many of them run Windows so I have a little partition for giving them video files and the like). The reason is Windows machines and Macs can read and write to the "MS-DOS fat" format but your files will need to be under 4 GB each as that's the maximum file size it can hold.
6. Then click apply and your Mac will create all the partitions you wanted and you're good to go.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this external HDD a year or two ago. Up to this point, I have never had any issues with it. The transfer speeds are nice and I love the slim form factor. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Key
I've had this product over a year now and it meets up to all my storage needsPublished 11 months ago by Mr. awesome
Met all expectations and was easy to operate with on screen instruction. Recommend!Published 11 months ago by Martin T. Sherow