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TOSHIBA Canvio Desk 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive HDWC240XK3J1 Black

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  • High capacity storage in a compact desktop design
  • USB 3.0 + USB 2.0 compatible
  • Fits your space and safeguard your valuable data

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Expand Your Digital Storage with the Canvio Desk

The Canvio® Desk is a compact yet spacious desktop external hard drive that lets home and office users expand their storage and protect their digital assets with up to five Terabytes (5TB) of capacity while keeping tabletop clutter down.



Expansive Storage

With the Canvio® Desk, high capacity meets a high level of convenience. These space-saving external storage devices come in sizes ranging up to a "ginormous" five Terabytes (5TB) - enough to keep your growing collection of pictures, music, home movies, video clips and important documents in one easy-to-access device.


Space-Saving Desktop Versatility

You have a lot to store. Good thing the Canvio® Desk doesn't take up much of any tabletop in your home, office, dorm - wherever. Plus, it features a dual-orientation design that makes it an even better fit by letting you place it either long- or short-side-down.


Set-Up Made Simple

Thanks to plug-and-play functionality, you just connect up the Canvio® Desk and you're ready to go. It's both USB 3.0- and USB 2.0-compatible. And it comes with its own preloaded backup application. You don't need to buy additional hardware or software to start safeguarding your files right away.


Back-Ups Made Easy

Unlike other solutions out there, the Canvio® Desk makes it simple to back up not just files and folders, but your entire system (For Windows®-based PC only) - with preloaded easy-to-use software. Secure your local backup with a password or back up your most important files onto the cloud (Includes free 30-day trial of cloud backup). Schedule automatic future backups. Then stop worrying and keep enjoying your digital world.


Peace of Mind Times Three

Like all Toshiba products, Canvio® Desk external hard drives were designed from the ground up with your needs and imagination in mind, then tested again and again for reliability. You can count on them to perform as advertised - every time. That's why they come with a solid three-year limited warranty.


Interfaces USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
Interface Transfer Rate Up to 5Gbps (USB 3.0) and Up to 480Mbps (USB 2.0)
Speed 7200RPM
Average Seek Time 10.5ms
Cache Buffer 32MB
Size (L x W x H) 5 x 1.6 x 6.5 inches (129 x 42 x 167mm)
Color Black/Black
Weight 2.3lbs (1,040g) Max
Available Capacity 2TB, 3TB, 4TB and 5TB

What's in the Box

the box content
  1. Toshiba Canvio® Desk Hard Drive
  2. USB 3.0 Cable
  3. AC Power Adapter
  4. Quick Start Guide
  5. NTI® Backup Now EZ™ (preloaded on drive)
  6. 3-Year Limited Warranty (preloaded on drive)

System Requirements

  • Formatted NTFS for Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1
  • Requires reformatting for Mac OS® X Tiger®, Leopard® , Snow Leopard®, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion
  • Available USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
  • USB 3.0 port required for high speed transfers


RoHS Compliant This product is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC, Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), which restricts use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE.

Learn more about the Toshiba HDWC240XK3J1

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the Toshiba HDWC240XK3J1

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/7/2016 7:24:46 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood drive, runs A LITTLE HOT

Pros: Drive has worked since i got it last year, 8/2015, flawlessly and fast.
I bought this because i feel safer with a 3 year warranty. I have had many die after their first year in use.

Cons: enclosure doesn't have great air ventilation, but i have a case fan on my externals so it stays cool due to that.

Other Thoughts: perhaps not the best choice for drives if it will sit in a hot spot. a simple usb fan can Shirley keep it cool though. ;)

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  • Steven C.
  • 12/10/2015 12:24:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat External

Pros: 4TB, 7200rpm, usb 3.0

Cons: That hdd sound when its accessing.

Other Thoughts: Bought this external for my xbox one since I ran out of space and transferred all my games to it. 3.6GB usable and with all my games transferred, I still have 3.2GB free.

The 7200rpm definitely shows its stuff when loading games especially GTA 5 because on the xbox one internal it takes forever to load this game.

The hdd is a bit on the loud side when loading games, but not super loud like how others make it seem. It's a hdd, not ssd, its going to make sounds.

Also the blue light on the front that lets you know the drive is accessing is actually pretty bright. I was a bit surprised. Kind of lights up my entire game room. Lol

Overall I do recommend this. I love WD drives and this is the only drive I've ever bought for myself that isn't WD. Anyone who wants their games to load faster on the XB1, get this drive!

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  • Ryan K.
  • 8/16/2015 1:27:24 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLike a Boss

Pros: Amazing, fast, and easy to use!

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Would be nice to have enough power ran through just the usb and was smaller, sad to be limited by technology still. One day my day.

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3 out of 5 eggsAs fast as it is loud

Pros: The drive itself (inside) is a fast big beast: heavy, but warm (51C steady) and noisy. This is a 7200rpm workhorse that farts.

Cons: The casing is just too light to dampen and tame the noises of the beast.
I keep having temperature alerts on my disk monitor tool, my other disks are at 38C while this one is a 51C.

Other Thoughts: I have it in a vented closet, and it makes the closet shake. I would absolutely not put that on a desk.

My other Seagate Expansion disks where dead silent compare to this one, but they died early (1 year) and were slower.

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  • Sylvia M.
  • 7/28/2015 10:32:02 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNoise

Pros: It looks solid, I guess

Cons: I just got this in the mail, just plugged it in and backed up some files. It makes the grossest, most annoying sound I've ever heard a computer device make. I'm 24% into my backup progress and I cant stand it anymore, I'm in line on Newegg customer support to discuss a return, looking forward to getting my money back.

Other Thoughts: I'm really disappointed about this, my WD 2TB failed after 3 years and the warranty only came with 2, I was looking forward to the 3 year warranty after seeing all the others only come with 1. But instead the drive is loud and obnoxious and completely intolerable.

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  • Douglas W.
  • 5/8/2015 8:13:27 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding deal on a great product!

Pros: Fast, roomy

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Bought for my Xbox one and went from having 98.3% of my hard drive space used to having 9% used. Works fantastic right out of the box. Have noticed slightly faster loading times since moving some games to the drive also. Cannot beat this deal!

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  • John S.
  • 12/19/2014 4:15:21 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Looks nice online

Cons: External hard drive would not connect. Tried troubleshooting with device manager. Tried downloading drivers from Toshiba site - but they directed me to customer service. Cust service shuffled me off to Tech support - availa on chat only. Waited half an hour - three times - for a tech to initiate chat but it never happens. Have had good luck with Toshiba in the past - but it looks like my luck ran out.

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  • Gavin Z.
  • 10/2/2014 9:40:31 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood hard drive

Pros: Quiet, cheap and it comes with 3 years warranty

Cons: None so far

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  • Technical I.
  • 9/22/2014 1:52:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: As the previous reviewer stated, fast & quiet. Mine has been in service for about 2 months without issue. If it lasts for 3 or more years it will be well worth the investment.

Cons: None thus far.

Other Thoughts: It doesn't hurt that it has a sleek, appealing appearance.

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  • Michael W.
  • 7/13/2014 6:26:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet, reliable USB 3.0 external drive

Pros: Fast, quiet

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: A reasonably priced, reliable drive. No problems so far. USB 3.0 interface makes it much faster than my old USB 2.0 drives: it used to take 90 minutes to backup a 160 GB VM, but with this drive it takes only 15 minutes.

You could probably save a few bucks by buying a USB 3.0 enclosure and installing a 3.5" drive yourself, but I'm too lazy.

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