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Toshiba Canvio 3.0 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black - HDTC605XK3A1

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Excellent foray into USB 3.0

by Keith on 1/19/2012

I got this Toshiba Canvio to go along with my new laptop, which is the first computer I've owned that has a USB 3.0 port. It's very small, light, and and compact, which right away was a huge plus. It will pretty easily fit into a breast pocket. It comes with the required USB 3.0 cable, so you're good to go right out of the box. I did side by side testing, and I got about double the speed of my USB 2.0 drive. I imagine the Canvio is capable of going much faster, but it's limited by the speed of my laptop's internal drive from which the transfer took place. No matter, doing my backups in half the time is fantastic and my next step will be to get a USB 3.0 port for my core i7 desktop and see how the SATA drive transfer works to this beast. Highly recommended!

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by Michael on 3/26/2012

Exactly as described. Great things come in small packages

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Product Overview

Put peace of mind first, and make your memories last, with Toshiba's new Canvio® 3.0 portable hard drive, offering one of the simplest, most complete backup solutions in style.

Designed for those who want an easy, effective way to preserve and restore their pictures, documents, music and videos—or their entire system—the Canvio® 3.0 delivers truly comprehensive, set-and-forget data protection. Offering up to 1 terabyte1 of storage, and powered by USB 3.0 technology, it lets you copy even some of the largest files off your PC and onto the drive faster than ever before, or use integrated cloud2 backup capabilities for extra protection. Thanks to a special internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to guard against accidents and drops for greater peace of mind, it's also the perfect way to share or transport your digital content, and can be used with USB 2.0 connections, too.

The 500GB Canvio is capable of storing up to 142,000 digital photos or 131,000 digital music files or 410 downloaded digital movies.


Manufacturer Toshiba
Mfg Part# HDTC605XK3A1
SKU 224614725
UPC 883974913473
UPC 14 00883974913473
Product Guide Click Here for More Hard Drive Deals!
Protects your most important and cherished digital content with cloud storage
Transfer your large media files at blazing fast speeds with USB 3.0
Backward compatible with USB 2.0
Provides file, folder, full system backup and recovery with pre-loaded software
Simple Restore – Click the Restore button to recover a file or folder
Complete System Backup – Keep a copy of everything on your computer, including the OS
Disaster Recovery – Boot to the drive and restore your entire system
Secure your backup with a password (Data Encryption up to 256-bit)
Drive Space Alert – Alerts you when running low on backup space
Internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology protects your drive and data
Gives you peace of mind with Toshiba 3-Year Limited Warranty
Tech Specs
Color: Black
Capacity: 500GB
Interface: USB 3.0 with up to 5Gb/s2 transfer rate
Rotational Speed: Up to 5,400RPM
Average Seek Time: 12ms
Cache Buffer: 8MB
Dimensions & Weight: 3.1” W x 4.7” D x 0.53” H; 5.2 oz
System Requirements
Microsoft® Windows® 7, XP or Vista
One USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
In the box
One Toshiba Canvio 3.0 Portable Hard Drive w/preloaded backup software
USB 3.0 Cable (works with USB 2.0)
Quick Install Guide
Three-year limited warranty
$154.00 + free shipping
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