Toshiba Canvio 3TB USB 3.0/2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive - HDWC130XK3J1

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I purchased the 3 TB hard drive due to the cost. Well it does work but is extremely! slow in the data transfer. It is hooked up to a 2.0 port directly connected to my computer (I-7 3.5 mgz, 32 gig ram and three internal 1 TB hard drives) so it is not my computer. It does do backups but does them extremely slow. If you do not mind this it is a good bargin.

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Everything went smoothly at first and it seemed to be functioning properly. At first, it showed up as a drive and backed up the system, as expected. Then, it showed up as a drive, but my system said it needed to be formatted; but, it only showed 367 GB of space on the dirive. Then, it stopped showing on my pc altogether..

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Don't buy

by Tom C on 4/11/2013

Owned less than two months and it quit working. I use many externals without issue. This one is junk so don't waste your money. Over 2tb of videos, music & pictures lost.

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by SS on 4/19/2013

I got the 2TB version and it works fantastic with the Wii U. I've heard that other HDD that people have been trying with the Wii U have slight lag on start up (mostly WD, Seagate drives) but this one has zero lag on startup, it's fantastic! Also the blue led on the drive matches the Wii U's.

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Product Overview

Expand your Digital Storage
The Toshiba Canvio® Desk Desktop External Hard Drive is easy to set up and is ideal for expanding your storage needs. This drive offers high capacity storage in a small compact design. Built-In USB 3.0 Interface significantly improves file transfer performance for large media files and dramatically minimizes the wait time for backup.

Toshiba Canvio Desk Desktop 3.0TB is capable of storing up to:
  • 857,000 digital photos, or
  • 789,000 digital music files, or
  • 2460 downloaded digital movies

    Safeguard your valuable data
    The Canvio Desk Desktop external hard drive is preloaded with software to make backup fast and simple. The included NTI® Backup Now EZ™ software scans your system and recommends the best coverage for your computer.

    Customizable backup routine provides the ability to select common file types, (word documents, pictures, movies, music, etc.), change how often backup takes place (hourly, daily, etc.) and change the Drive Space Alert threshold setting. Backed by a 3-year limited warranty, Toshiba's Canvio Desk Desktop offers reliable add-on storage and backup solution with the latest USB technology.
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Toshiba
    Mfg Part# HDWC130XK3J1
    SKU 233370812
    UPC 022265192160
    UPC 14 00022265192160
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    High capacity storage in a compact desktop design
    Preloaded easy-to-use backup software
    Secure backup with password
    Schedule automatic backup
    File, folder and full system backup/recovery
    USB plug and play
    3-year limited warranty
    Tech Specs
    Capacity: 3TB
    Interfaces: USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
    Interface Transfer Rate: Up to 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0); Up to 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)
    Speed: 5700 RPM
    Average Seek Time: 14 ms
    Cache Buffer: 32 MB
    Size (mm): 129(L) X 42(W) X 167(H)
    Color: Black/Black
    Weight: 1,000g Max
    What's In the Box
    Toshiba Canvio Desk Hard Drive
    USB 3.0 Cable
    AC Power Adapter
    Quick Start Guide
    NTI Backup Now EZ (preloaded)
    3-Year Limited Warranty (preloaded)
    System Requirements
    Formatted NTFS for Windows® XP, Vista®, or 7
    Requires reformatting for Mac OS® X Tiger®, Leopard® or Snow Leopard®
    Available USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
    USB 3.0 port required for high speed transfers
    Product Attributes
    Color Black
    Color Class Black
    Drive Interface USB 2.0 / USB 3.0
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Hard Drive (GB) 3000
    Hard Drive Range - External 3 TB - 4 TB
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