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TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB220XK3CA Black

  • USB 3.0-powered portable add-on storage
  • Easy to use with no software to install
  • Plug and play operation
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 6/23/2014 2:38:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsDied after short use

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB220XK3CA Black

Pros: I like the minimalist design.

Cons: Died after about a month of intermittent use (weekend backups of small amounts of data at home). I plugged it in and the whole drive, including everything from sector 0 on through the end, was basically random mess.

Actually only holds about 1.7 when formatted (Linux ext2). Toshiba is playing the "a terabyte is 1,000,000,000,000 bytes, not 2^40 bytes!" game.

Other Thoughts: Toshiba's smaller drives have worked for me for a year or more now. I'm hoping this is just a one-off bad drive. I have two smaller Toshiba drives (1T and 1.5T) of the same series (Canvio Basics) which have lasted over a year each, so I will probably get one of those as a replacement.

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  • Frank C.
  • 6/5/2014 12:39:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Hard Drive

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB220XK3CA Black

Pros: Works as advertised. Fast, reliable, and sturdy.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I bought one of these drives over a year ago, and have not had any issues with it since then. So I just bought two more. All three drives working as advertised.

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  • david r.
  • 5/14/2014 4:50:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsexcellent capacity

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB220XK3CA Black

Pros: considering i am using this on a usb 2 port for a build upgrade and saving files.. this this is fast. Great small form factor. Ready to use right out of the box. This will become my back drive when i complete the full build of my new machine. Backward compatabile with usb 2.0 and new machine will have 6 usb 30 slots thanks to items purchased on Egg here.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: only thing that could be a con would be a short cord but i dont even worry about that thank to myself having top usb ports. I us and USB extender cord .

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  • John D.
  • 4/7/2014 1:41:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsgreat drive for a great price

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB220XK3CA Black

Pros: High capacity (2TB) in a small portable size.
Durable construction.
Fast transfer rate.
Doesnt overheat (at least not yet).
Cable connection is sturdy.

Cons: None that I can tell so far.

People tend to complain about the length of the cable, but I think the length is a good thing. It keeps the hard drive from being placed in a position in which it could easily be knocked over.

Other Thoughts: My suggestion when you first receive the hard drive:

1) Right click, go to properties, then tools, then do an error check to make sure its operating normally.
2) Copy the files, folders, and documents from the hard drive to your computer and save in a folder in case you ever need to access the included software or warranty documents.
3) Re-format the hard drive (file system based on your operating system, default allocation unit size, uncheck quick format -- this is so it will do a thorough format, which will take some time)
4) When all is done, right click, go to properties, then tools, then do an error check to make sure everything is ok.
5) I always suggest unchecking "Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties", then click apply. The next screen will ask you which folders/subfolders -- highlight all subfolders and click ok. This will keep your system from indexing the files. Indexing speeds up search times. But for external hard drives, this "speeding up" (which is initiated every time you plug up the drive) is equivalent to the amount of extra time it takes to search for files that are not indexed. So, basically you dont need this feature and it will essentially reduce resource drag on your system.

In fact, you should turn off indexing for your entire system in order to reduce resource drag. But thats just my personal opinion.

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  • Jeff W.
  • 1/22/2014 9:39:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Servicable Drive

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB220XK3CA Black

Pros: Has a nice solid feel. Case seems durable. Drive has been reliable and very quiet, so far. No issues, problems, unexpected "features", or other surprises. Light weight.

Cons: None so far. Perhaps the cable could be a little longer, but other times I like the short cable. I guess they could ship it with three cables of differing lengths. :-)

Other Thoughts: The internal mechanism is about 15mm tall. It won't fit in a laptop. So, if you're considering removing the drive from the case to get big capacity in a laptop, or a Mac Mini, it won't fit -- unless your laptop will take a 15mm drive.

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  • Eugeniu P.
  • 12/8/2013 5:45:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorks so far

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB220XK3CA Black

Pros: Quite compact and light. Can't hear much noise. Nice indicator on it to show when it's working.

Cons: None yet. Perhaps USB cable too short.

Other Thoughts: Here's the output of a bonnie++ run:

$ sudo bonnie++ -u user -d /media/TOSHIBA -r 7908
Using uid:1002, gid:1002.
Writing a byte at a time...done
Writing intelligently...done
Rewriting...done
Reading a byte at a time...done
Reading intelligently...done
start 'em...done...done...done...done...done...
Create files in sequential order...done.
Stat files in sequential order...done.
Delete files in sequential order...done.
Create files in random order...done.
Stat files in random order...done.
Delete files in random order...done.
Version 1.97 ------Sequential Output------ --Sequential Input- --Random-
Concurrency 1 -Per Chr- --Block-- -Rewrite- -Per Chr- --Block-- --Seeks--
Machine Size K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP /sec %CP
localhost 15816M 36 26 38916 7 9607 2 4098 94 34503 1 105.5 2
Latency 265ms 299ms 133ms 8816us 24019us 1611ms
Version 1.97 ------Sequential Create------ --------Random Create--------
localhost -Create-- --Read--- -Delete-- -Create-- --Read--- -Delete--
files /sec %CP /sec %CP /sec %CP /sec %CP /sec %CP /sec %CP
16 8636 18 32711 33 13366 15 9471 20 +++++ +++ 13010 15
Latency 22022us 353us 4020us 1008us 1272us 467us
1.97,1.97,localhost,1,1386412212,15816M,,36,26,38916 ,7,9607,2,4098,94,34503,1,105.5,2,16,,,,, 8636,18,32711,33,13366,15,9471,20,+++++,+++,13010,15,265ms,299ms,133ms, 8816us,24019us,1611ms,22022us,353us,4020us,1008us,1272us,467us

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  • Greg J.
  • 11/24/2013 2:03:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood Small Drive

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB220XK3CA Black

Pros: Good drive comes with additional cloud storage. Works for the most part.

Cons: Does not work well with my USB 3.0. Causes resource drain on a high end computer. Moved to a 2.0 USB interface and it worked fine.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/23/2013 9:19:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat speed/capacity/price, beware warranty and shipping

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB220XK3CA Black

Pros: -Unexpectedly very light weight ( lighter than similarly hyper portable)seagate goflex 1.5 tb)
- Not a refurbished (tested with Hard Disk Sentinel Drive history is clean)
- True usb 3.0 speeds ( > 100MB/s large file test)
-Price: hyper portable 2TB USB 3.0 for 100 bucks, and probably Drive inside would be compatible with standard sata connector (unlike Westen Digital similar drives)

Cons: - cheap feel to the enclosure
- Package came messed up with a large tear in it, careless UPS as usual
- very long shipping time (8 days) compared to the usual 2-3 days thuder newegg free shipping that made newegg's golden reputation in the past.
- Hard drive came pushed to a side of the box and covered from external impact only one side : why waste the bubble rap covering only one side of the drive ? lol (not the first time occurrence)
- 1 year limited warranty: back up your data.
-very short USB 3.0 cord

Other Thoughts: NewEGG Should not be trusting blindly UPS carrier with it's cutomers, UPS is really rolling newegg reputation in the mud by mistreating newegg regular customer with extremely carelessness attitude

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  • Richard S.
  • 11/15/2013 5:04:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOne More Review

This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HDTB220XK3CA Black

Pros: Small. Compact. Light weight. Everything I would want in a portable large drive as far as dimensions go. Fast Shipping by NewEgg, as expected. So far its worked for the past week.

Cons: Spend the money and buy 2TB, but only get 1.8? Seriously? Am I the idiot and need to reformat it or something? COME ON!

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