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Toshiba Canvio 1.0 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - HDTC610XK3B1 (Black)
- Transfers your large media files at blazing fast speeds with USB 3.0.
- Protects your drive (Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology).
- Provides file, folder, and full system backup and recovery with pre-loaded backup software.
- Secures your backup with a password (Data Encryption, up to 256-bit).
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|Digital Storage Capacity||1 TB||1 TB||1 TB||2 TB||1 TB||1 TB|
|Hard Disk Description||Portable||Portable||Portable||External||External||Portable|
|Hard-Drive Size||1,024 GB||1 TB||1 TB||2 TB||1 TB||1 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 0.65 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 0.81 in||3.07 x 4.29 x 0.55 in||3.1 x 4.7 x 0.7 in|
|Item Weight||0.63 lb||0.51 lb||6.4 ounces||0.51 lb||5.82 ounces||0.63 lb|
|Memory Storage Capacity||1 TB||1 TB||1 TB||2 TB||1,000 GB||1 TB|
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Canvio 3.0 Plus products have been designed and manufactured in accordance with Toshiba's high quality product standards, incorporating the latest technology and user-interface, while ensuring best-in-class performance, quality and workmanship. With Toshiba's Canvio 3.0 Plus Portable Hard Drives, you'll enjoy portable storage space for even the largest digital libraries. Our 1.0TB Drive is capable of storing up to: 285,000 digital photos, or 263,000 digital music files, or 820 downloaded digital movies. Each Canvio 3.0 Plus Portable Hard Drive includes an internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to help keep your drive safe. Canvio 3.0 Plus Portable Hard Drives are preloaded with software to make backup fast and simple. The included NTI Backup Now EZ software scans your system and recommends the best coverage for your computer. Choose between backing up your files to the cloud, backing up your files and folders to your Canvio 3.0 portable hard drive, backing up everything saved on your computer, or choose all three for the most comprehensive coverage. Click the restore button and you can recover a file or folder. Boot to your Canvio 3.0 Plus Portable Hard Drive and it will restore all the files saved on your computer. We've even included a utility to burn a boot CD/DVD to make the process even simpler. Secure your backup files with password-protected data encryption, (up to 256-bit), to help keep your backup safe and prevent unauthorized access. Options include the ability to select only the most common file types, (like work documents, pictures, movies, music, etc.), change how often your backup takes place (hourly, daily, weekly, etc.) and change the threshold settings on the Drive Space Alert. Toshiba Canvio 3.0 Plus Portable Drives are compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. For over 20 years Toshiba has been developing and manufacturing hard drives used by every major brand of notebook computer.
If you want a smarter way to preserve your most precious digital files and memories, Toshiba's "brainy" Canvio 3.0 portable hard drive offers a complete system backup solution in a 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 good to go (learn more about backups below).
Future-proofed with USB 3.0 technology, the Canvio 3.0 hard drive significantly improves 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. Additionally, each Canvio 3.0 portable hard drive includes an internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to help keep your drive safe.
This version of the Canvio 3.0 portable hard drive has a 1 TB storage capacity, and it comes in black.
Toshiba Canvio 3.0 portable hard drives are compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
Computer Backup Made Fast and Simple
The included NTI Backup Now EZ software scans your system and recommends the best coverage for your computer. Choose from three backup strategy options:
Or, choose all three for the most comprehensive coverage.
Click the restore button and you can recover a file or folder. Boot to your Canvio 3.0 portable hard drive and it will restore all the files saved on your computer. Toshiba even includes a utility to burn a boot CD/DVD to make the process even simpler.
Secure your backup files with password-protected data encryption, (up to 256-bit), to help keep your backup safe and prevent unauthorized access. The Drive Space Alert monitor will keep an eye on your drive and let you know when it is getting full.
For advanced users, Toshiba's added the ability to customize your backup routine. Options include the ability to select only the most common file types, (like work documents, pictures, movies, music, etc.), change how often your backup takes place (hourly, daily, weekly, etc.), and change the threshold settings on the Drive Space Alert.
What's in the Box
Toshiba Canvio 3.0 portable hard drive, pre-loaded backup software, USB 3.0 cable, quick install guide, warranty card
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It automatically backs up particular selected drives and folders, and does a whole computer backup. Kinda redundant if you plan on dragging particular folders in, that's my opinion: this because if you drag in folders, it still does its own special 'full system backup.' There may be a way in settings to over ride this, but I have not seen yet. No big deal cause its a whole friggin TB + whatever your computer hard drive is.
Pros: None so far.
Cons: When backing up the computer, It has the tendency to take a while.. and hogs computer resources a bit during.That said, my computer is also 6 yrs old, so that may be the main cause.
Unlike many others, I was able to get this Canvio to work on my 2011 Mac Air, for one year, hence the two stars. As of today, I received a pop up message when plugging the Canvio into the Mac - essentially stating that the usb port is drawing too much power, so for my own good, the Mac is shutting down power to the usb port. While the Canvio may continue to work on other computers (haven't tried it yet), it is no longer connecting with the Mac.
Not a bad hard drive while it worked. But with an acknowledged problem connecting to Mac Airs, an in my case, a life span of just over 1 year, I can't recommend this drive.
A workaround that works for some with USB power issues is to use a USB Y-cable to connect the drive to two USB ports simultaneously, such as this: http://www.amazon.com/eForCity-dual-Micro-B-Cable-Black/dp/B005M0ICG2/ref=pd_sim_pc_1
Another possible solution is to put a powered USB hub between the drive and the Macbook Air.
Please let us know if either of these workarounds provides a solution for you, as others would no doubt find the information helpful.
Thanks again for the feedback.
Word of advice: If your data is critical to you, do NOT follow the foolish Microsoft method of keeping all your data (pictures, financial records, emails, etc) on your C drive. I keep everything on external drives and on my home detwork, so I have 3 identical copies of everything, and with a 1 TB size I can keep just about everything I want in 3 places. Your laptop (or desktop) can fail at ANY time, so be safe!