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TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB105XK3AA Black

  • Transfer large media files at blazing fast speeds with USB 3.0
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0
  • Internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology protects your drive and data
  • 3 years warranty
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If you want an easy way to hold your growing digital library-files, pictures, music and videos-Toshiba's Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drives are a great solution, offering simple drag-and-drop storage that's ready to roll right out of the box.


Learn more about the Toshiba HDTB105XK3AA

Model

Brand
TOSHIBA
Series
Canvio Basics 3.0
Model
HDTB105XK3AA

Performance

Color
Black
Interface
USB 3.0
Capacity
500GB
Cache
8MB
RPM
5400 RPM
Average Seek Time
12ms

Physical Spec

Form Factor
2.5"
Dimensions
4.7" x 3.1" x 0.53"
Weight
0.33 lbs.

Features

Features
USB 3.0-powered portable add-on storage.

Easy to use with no software to install.

Plug and play operation.

Accommodates large digital files with spacious storage capacity.

Protects your drive (Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology).

Storage Capacity
Digital Photos: 142,000
or Digital Music Files: 131,000
or Digital Movies: 410

Packaging

Package Contents
Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

USB 3.0 Cable (compatible with USB 2.0)

Quick Install Guide

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Paul J.
  • 12/9/2013 10:11:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSolid, Quality Product

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB105XK3AA Black

Pros: I'm extremely satisfied with this hard drive. The past year this has been my primary backup drive as a student and traveling professional. It's tossed into my backpack, connected every day, and I've had zero problems with it. Its reasonably fast over USB 2.0 and pretty quick over 3.0 and runs quiet and cool. I especially appreciate the matte black exterior and 3 year warranty. I recommend it without reservation.

Cons: The proprietary USB cable has been trouble-free so far, but the connection to the drive feels flimsy and the cord is quite short. That's it for cons.

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  • Jeff B.
  • 7/26/2013 7:39:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery good with a few minor flaws

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB105XK3AA Black

Pros: Nice basic drive with reasonable speeds over USB 2.0 and 3.0. Works with Windows 7 and Kubuntu Linux.
3 year warranty.

Cons: Drive goes to sleep very quickly when not being used. A bit annoying but at least it doesn't take too long to spin up. Cord is a bit short, but usable. This drive does NOT like USB extension cords. I have several, including a USB 3.0 extension and every time I try to use one the drive starts to spin up and clicks, like it is not getting enough power.

Other Thoughts: I own the 750 GB model of this drive which is identical in every way except capacity.

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  • William K.
  • 7/16/2013 11:46:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB105XK3AA Black

Pros: None

Cons: I have had it for a bit and did not need it until now. It appears to be locked up and will not allow you to download anything to it. 30 day policy to return. Out $60.00. Not a happy camper!

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  • Amala J.
  • 2/22/2013 3:34:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 500gb

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB105XK3AA Black

Pros: usb 3.0
500gb
portable

Cons: be careful when using this product, its somewhat fragile

Other Thoughts: its fast for a portable hard drive

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/21/2013 8:55:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB105XK3AA Black

Pros: It works for a backup, seldom used except to synch.

Cons: None so far, been a few months now.

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  • Julian S.
  • 2/13/2013 2:57:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Enough

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB105XK3AA Black

Pros: Very light weight. It is small, which is a good thing in my opinion. Speeds are acceptable.
Plug-and-play.

Cons: The cable is a bit short.

Other Thoughts: Great for simple storage backup, maybe a bit on the smaller side of storage capacity, but I just wanted it for music and a bit of software back up.

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  • mike p.
  • 2/13/2013 11:18:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB105XK3AA Black

Pros: nothing wrong with it so far, nice and small. i use it to play movies on my ps3 and it took me a little while i figure out how to get it into a fat 32 format,( thats what ps3 reads) but after that it worked fine.

Cons: none,little small but you get what you pay for

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  • Alain T.
  • 2/12/2013 7:17:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsso far so good

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB105XK3AA Black

Pros: they work

Cons: cheap plastic feeling

Other Thoughts: I got 3x and only use them for TimeMachine, so they spin a lot.

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  • erik r.
  • 2/1/2013 7:54:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggseriks review

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB105XK3AA Black

Pros: huge storage, nice and compact, nice design, 2.0 or 3.0 transfer speed

Cons: USB cable is a little too short for my liking, but I would imagine that is too improve transfer speed.

Other Thoughts: I use this external hard drive for my wii isos, wrks perfect, could not as for anything better.

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  • Mikayel I.
  • 1/22/2013 6:16:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsWorks as should

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB105XK3AA Black

Pros: Is small and lightweight.

The LED lights up blue on USB3 connection and white on USB2 connection. The logic of LED's shining is well thought: no light when sleeping or disconnected; steady light when awake or rotating but no data transmission, and blinking during data transmission. (Compare this to San's "heartbeat"). When there is no light, it is safe to move the drive.

Has four rubber feet (or shoes) on the bottom side, which work.

Cons: The body looks somewhat like a coffin. It lacks decor.

Toshiba has difficulties in manufacturing usable USB3 cables. That's why some users have problems.

Goes to sleep too quickly. (The LED goes off then.)

Maybe the internal drive not having SATA interface is the reason the drive is slightly slower for our days.

Other Thoughts: Sustained write and read speeds are about 63 MB/s on USB3 connection.

To reviewers who still confuse GBs: This drive's unformatted capacity = 500107862016 bytes = (approx.) 500.1 GB = (approx.) 466 GiB.

1 GB is known to be 1 billion bytes since long time, like 1 GOhm = 1 billion ohms. Nobody, including Toshiba, has changed the definition of giga being 1 billion of something.

Another unit to confuse is Gb = gigabit. So, possible unintended combinations are:
gb/s, Gbs, gB/s, Gb/s, Gbs, gbps, gbs, GBps, GiBps, and so on ...





All in all, this hard drive is a pleasant thing to work with.

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