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The Toshiba Canvio is a USB 2.0, portable external hard drive released in April 2010.

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Pros

uses a standard USB cable, nothing proprietary required

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runs cool, doesn't overheat or draw a great deal of power

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consistently fast data transfer rates

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rubber along the edges prevents slips and accidental drops

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very small hardware profile, easy to transport

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quickly recognized by the operating system automatically

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Cons

blinking LED can be distracting at the corner of your eye

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comes formatted NTFS, which is not Mac compatible

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The Toshiba Canvio is a USB 2.0, portable external hard drive released in April 2010. It utilizes a compact and lightweight design that weighs less than 6.3 ounces. Available in four SATA HDD sizes from 500GB to 1TB, the Canvio is USB 2.0 plug-n-play compatible with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Included is the Windows-based NTI BackupNow EZ software, which supports retrieving lost files,  backup the entire system, and securing the drive with an encrypted password. Additional features include five color options (Raven Black, Satin Silver, Liquid Blue, Rocket Red, Komodo Green), an internal shock sensor, and an anti-slip coating.

Features
  • USB 2.0 External Hard Drive
  • Lightweight/Anti-Slip Design
  • 5400rpm SATA HDD
  • Windows/Mac Compatibility
  • NTI BackupNow EZ
  • Internal Shock Sensor
  • Ramp-Loading Technology
  • 5 Color Options
  • Included USB 2.0 Cable
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
Specifications
  • Capacity: 500/640/750GB, 1TB
  • Interface: USB 2.0 (480Mb/s)
  • Rotional Speed: 5400rpm
  • Average Seek Time: 12ms
  • Cache Buffer: 8MB
  • Requirements (Win): XP, Vista, 7
  • Requirements (Mac): OS X Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard
Storage Capacity Options
  • E05A050CAU2XL | 500GB | Blue - $119.99
  • E05A050CAU2XK | 500GB | Black - $119.99
  • E05A064CAU2XK | 640GB | Black - $139.99
  • E05A075PBU2XK | 750GB | Black - $159.99
  • E05A100PBU2XK | 1TB | Black - $199.99
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