Toshiba's Canvio Basics 3.0 USB external hard drive is a mid-range model of portable hard drive. Like many competing passport-style drives, this model requires no external power adaptor and can be utilized simply by connecting it via USB to a PC or laptop. This model is formatted to be ready-to-use right out of the box, and thus simply uses drag-and-drop to transfer data between the device and itself. One of the main selling points is the combination of USB 3.0, which allows faster transfer speeds than USB 2.0, with backwards compatibility for USB 2.0 devices. While using USB 3.0, transfer speed and backup processes should be noticeably faster, especially for large files, than 2.0 setups. This version of the has a 1 TB storage capacity, but it also comes in 500 GB and 750 GB capacities. Note that this model, and the other ones in this lineup, are compatible only with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
- Drag-and-drop file transfer
- Ready to use out-of-box
- Compact form factor, portable
- No external power source required
- Internal shock sensor and ramp loading help protect data
- USB 3.0 transfer speeds
- Backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 devices
- 1-year limited Toshiba warranty
- Toshiba Canvio Basics hard drive
- Pre-loaded backup software
- USB 3.0 cable
- Quick install guide
- Warranty card
Frequently Asked Questions
How much space does it provide?
1 terabyte (1000 gigabytes)
USB 3.0 cable is compatible with USB 2.0 port?
Yes. My computer has only USB 2.0 ports and this drive works great with the supplied USB 3.0 cable.
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- Available Capacities 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
- Buffer 8 MB cache
- Average Seek Time 12 ms
- Transfer Rate Up to 480 Mb/s
- Interface USB 3.0
- Disk Speed 5400 RPM
- Capacity 1 TB
- Hard Drive Type Portable
- File System NTFS
- Hard Drive Size 1024 GB
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