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TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive HDTB120XK3CA 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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Jeremy S.
  • 7/15/2014 5:08:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsJunk - AVOID!

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive HDTB120XK3CA Black

Pros: Didn't come with any bloatware
Simple looking drive
USB 3.0 speeds

Cons: I bought this drive from FutureShop - they had bins and bins of them for $89.99 all ready for Boxing Day sales in December 2013. Like others who bought this drive, mine has died after only 6 months of use. When I tried to get warranty support (it supposedly has 3 years), it doesn't even exist on Toshiba's Canadian website! I successfully generated an RMA through their US website, but an American customer service rep. told me that I wasn't able to process through Toshiba USA. When I called the Canadian 1-800 number for support, they refused to believe that I purchased the drive in Canada, because it is an American part number.
In other words, the facts:
1) Toshiba storage products are NOT quality;
2) Toshiba does not stand behind their warranty guarantees; and
3) Toshiba does not give a hoot about Canadians.

Needless to say, I will be avoiding Toshiba anything from now on.

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  • David S.
  • 3/29/2014 3:23:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood for 3 months

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive HDTB120XK3CA Black

Pros: Great size and fast USB 3

Cons: Broke after 3 months. Continues to disconnect itself and tries to "Scan and fix" and never works.

Other Thoughts: Wished it lasted longer.

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  • Achille S.
  • 2/6/2014 7:24:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive HDTB120XK3CA Black

Pros: Very nice case. Small for the capacity

Cons: Too Fragile, Item was spoiled after the first time falling. Disk now clicking ...

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  • Brandon G.
  • 1/5/2014 6:54:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggscable needs to be longer

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive HDTB120XK3CA Black

Pros: works. fast. good enclosure. quiet.

Cons: the cable is too short. it's about 15 inches long.

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  • Anthony P.
  • 10/30/2013 3:04:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell worth the money

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive HDTB120XK3CA Black

Pros: Quick, no power supply and high storage for the money, being a standalone unit.

Cons: None yet.

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  • Kenneth T.
  • 9/17/2013 6:59:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIs that 2 TB in your pocket?

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive HDTB120XK3CA Black

Pros: A lot of storage in a small package for a great price. Little more than the cost of the equivalent amount of DVD media! This is my new approach to backup - at least for all but the most critical files.

Cons: Newegg requires me to enter a "Con" so I will. It is not the fastest drive. But I did not purchase it for speed. And I am only running USB2.

Other Thoughts: The 3 yr warranty - Toshiba must believe in their product - but would I want to send a drive full of personal, financial, business and other sensitive data to the manufacturer for "repair"? Probably not. So, I formatted the drive as a Truecrypt volume. The data is (reasonably) securely encrypted in case the drive is lost, stolen or in need of service.

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  • Jaime C.
  • 9/14/2013 7:41:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMine's bad

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive HDTB120XK3CA Black

Pros: Slim for a 2TB. Nice finish.

Cons: Keeps disconnecting while in use. Hopefully my next one will turn out better.

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  • John N.
  • 9/12/2013 4:39:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCannot Recommend

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive HDTB120XK3CA Black

Pros: Large Advertised Capacity

Cons: Buggy firmware and no manufacturer support. I bought this for backing up a Windows7 computer, and every time I plug the device in, it causes hardware errors to be written to the Windows "System" even log. You cannot run CHKDSK on the drive, as it hangs at the end of the check. This issue has occurred with every type of USB 2.0 or 3.0 controller I've tried (Renesas, Intel, AMD). Toshiba's support website doesn't recognize the part#, so there's no way to get any manufacturer assistance with the device.

Other Thoughts: Last Toshiba storage device I'll buy.

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  • DENNIS B.
  • 9/6/2013 12:51:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNever showed

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive HDTB120XK3CA Black

Pros: Ive purchased this item twice, received it once. the one that I did get is awesome and would recommend it to anyone. The company that supposedly shipped to me while serving in afghanistan in the Army is suspect at least, they never shipped it to me and will not return any emails- neither will newegg for that matter.

Cons: read above one more again.

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  • Roch G.
  • 8/27/2013 4:35:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsA mixed bag

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive HDTB120XK3CA Black

Pros: Pretty good price to storage capacity ratio and reasonably portable.

Cons: The worse feature of this drive is its connector. It is flimsy, quirky, and above all very poorly made. It has an odd shape that involves multiple parts with different curves and angles and made out of an extremely and relatively malleable metal which as can be expected in a *portable* drive can then be easily bent out of shape by the slightest tension (in both the connector part inside the drive and on the cable itself). The net result is that connecting your drive now requires wiggling the connector and the cable until the connection is made properly and then keeping it in that exact position while you try to complete your data transfer. Try to get that done in an airplane...

The net of it, is that if you are going to use this drive on your desktop where there is no risk of sudden movement that could apply the slightest pressure on the connector and affect its fit in the socket, then this may be an OK solution if you are really short on desk space (there are many better desktop storage options).
In addition to its quirky connector, the other big minus of the drive is that it is excruciatingly slow, so backups tend to take forever.

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