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Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive 320 GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive E05A032BAU2XK Black
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- USB 2.0-powered portable add-on storage.
- Easy to use with no software to install.
- Protects your drive (Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology).
- Gives you peace of mind (Toshiba 3-Year Limited Warranty).
- Accommodates large digital files with spacious storage capacity.
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|Digital Storage Capacity||320 GB||1 TB||1 TB||1 TB||500 GB||2 TB|
|Hard Disk Description||portable||Portable||Portable||Portable||External||External|
|Hard-Drive Size||320 GB||1 TB||1 TB||1 TB||500 GB||2 TB|
|Hardware Connectivity||USB||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0|
|Item Dimensions||4.7 x 3.1 x 0.53 in||3.1 x 4.7 x 0.59 in||0.6 x 4.8 x 3.2 in||3.1 x 4.7 x 0.7 in||3.07 x 4.29 x 0.55 in||3.1 x 4.7 x 0.81 in|
|Item Weight||1 lb||0.51 lb||6.4 ounces||0.63 lb||5.82 ounces||0.51 lb|
|Memory Storage Capacity||—||1 TB||1 TB||1 TB||—||2 TB|
|Size||320 GB||1TB||1TB||1 TB||500 GB||2TB|
Toshiba Canvio Basics hard drives are an easy and simple portable digital storage solution. With a compact and sleek design, traveling with your digital files is a breeze. It's also ready to go out of the box with no software to install. Just connect it to the USB port on your computer and you are good to go.
Top customer reviews
- Lowest price I found.
- Conected it to my laptop and it recognized it immediately, no installations whatsoever. Works perfect with just a simple USB cable. Real 'plug n play'. No lies from the manufacturer.
- Data transfer seems very fast.
- Very small. Nice finish. Actually, looks like an iPhone. Very light.
How am I using it? Made 3 partitions, 2 NTFS and 1 FAT, to do some Wii-related stuff. If it performed perfect with all that mess I did to it, then it will work perfect to you.
Toshiba uses a formatting style that is completely compatible with windows, but macs can only read what is on the disk not write new data.
It is an easy fix however. On your mac find the application called "Disk Utility"
Click on the toshiba hard drive, then click partition.
Choose the ExFAT partition style for complete mac/windows compatibility, or you can use Mac Os Extended (journaled) for a very secure mac read/write only option.
Hope this helps
It reboots constantly now. Can't make it through a backup. Worse, many of the larger files on the drive are corrupted. So if I was relying on it today for rescue I'd be having a heart attack. I checked reviews very carefully before making this purchase. Do I need to buy two drives? Do I need two backups, just in case my well reviewed drive fails when needed?
I will look for a more reliable backup drive. And, if I'm comfortable with my new choice I will return and share that experience. I wouldn't normally go to that much effort, but this hurts. Wouldn't want it to happen to anyone else!
The only problem I had was when I first plugged them into the mac they wouldn't let me drag and drop files onto them, I searched the amazon reviews and many reviewers have had this problem but of all the reviews I read, they all eventually said they figured out how to format the drive, but NO ONE TOLD YOU *HOW* TO FORMAT THEM so that you would not have the same problem! So here you go:
Plug the drive in and when it pops up, ignore the time machine prompt (I chose decide later)
Go to the Disk Utility (on my new imac, it's under the applications folder and then under the utilities folder)
Click the toshiba drive (or whatever drive you are trying to format) then click the "erase" tab at the top
Under the format dropdown menu I chose "mac osx extended (case-sensitive)" but it seems to change it to "journaled" when done. whatever, it works fine.
Under the name slot type the title of your drive, if you'd like.
Then, click erase and let it do its thing! Once done the time machine prompt will come up again and you can choose whatever you'd like.
There, simple. Hope this helped!