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

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  • USB 3.0-powered portable add-on storage
  • Easy to use with no software to install
  • Plug and play operation

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Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive


Overview

Canvio Basics 3.0

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. It requires no external AC adapter and it's Plug & Play compatible. Just connect it into the USB port of your PC and you're good to go.

Future-proofed with USB 3.0 technology, the Canvio Basics 3.0 hard drive significantly improves file transfer speed for large media files and dramatically minimizes the wait time for backup and recovery processes. Plus, it's backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices.


Canvio Basics 3.0

Features

Canvio Basics 3.0

Portable Peace of Mind

Toshiba's Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drives deliver one of the easiest ways to add storage to your computer. One of the simplest storage solutions in a box, they offer plug-and-play, drag-and-drop convenience.


Canvio Basics 3.0

Extra Hard Drive Protection

Offering a built-in internal shock sensor and ramp-loading technology, Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drives help safeguard your data against accidents, drops and unfortunate real-life scenarios.


Canvio Basics 3.0

Faster Transfer Speeds

Powered by new USB 3.0 technology, Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drives are far faster than - but still compatible with - USB 2.0 technology. So you'll still be able to plug it into older PCs with USB 2.0 ports.




Canvio Basics 3.0

One-Year Limited Warranty

Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drives are packed with famous Toshiba innovation, tested thoroughly for reliability, and backed by a one-year limited warranty.


Portable Peace Of Mind And Ease Of Use

Toshiba's Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drives deliver one of the easiest ways to add storage to your computer. One of the simplest storage solutions in a box, Toshiba's Canvio Basics 3.0 offers plug-and-play, and drag-and-drop convenience.

Extremely portable with a compact design, the sleek looking and post card sized Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drives are an ideal travel companion.


What's in the Box

  • Toshiba Canvio Basics Hard Drive
  • Pre-loaded Backup Software
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Warranty Card

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Works as expected

Pros: Good read speeds.

Cons: None so far.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
USB no longer recognized after 8 months

Pros: Worked well until it stopped being recognized by all computers

Cons: Desk weight

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works

Pros: Still biggest single disk 2.5 drive. (March2015)
Extremely portable

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Have 2 of these drives that read/write large files from/to them weekly. No problems. ~1.5 years

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Ownership: more than 1 year
4/ 5
Great drive

Pros: High capacity for a portable drive. USB 3.0 is much faster than USB 2.0. Nice minimalistic design. Fast and quiet.

Cons: Connector feels a little flimsy. Only 5400 rpm.

Other Thoughts: I own 5 of these and have purchased/use another 4 or 5 for other people. I really like these drives over other brands. However, the USB 3.0 connector on the case feels a little flimsy. I just had one of my drives "die", the computer wouldn't recognize it, although it would spin up and didn't make any clicking or other bad noises. I took the drive out of the case and connected it directly to a SATA port on my computer and it works fine so it was the USB controller/connector, not the drive that went bad. As others have said, the drive is 15mm high, not the standard 9.7mm, so don't expect to take it out of the case and put it in your laptop.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
1/ 5
Died after short use

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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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Nice Hard Drive

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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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
excellent capacity

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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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
great drive for a great price

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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