If you’re looking for great, basic and cheap way to preserve your most precious memories then Toshiba Canvio Basics is an ideal choice. This hard drive comes in four different capacity sizes, so there should be a size to suit most people’s needs.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Design: 4 out of 5
Features: 4 out of 5
Performance: 5 out of 5
Value for Money: 5 out of 5
The Toshiba Canvio Basics Hard Drive is available in a range of different sizes including, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, or 3TB. The Toshiba Canvio Hard Drive has a very plain and simple case. It comes in matt black and has a small Toshiba logo on it. When the hard drive is plugged in, a white LED light on the case will illuminate to let you know that the device is being powered. The Toshiba Canvio Basics Hard Drive comes in matt black, and feels really sturdy and well made. So it should be able to withstand a few knocks and drops.
It’s not the smallest and thinnest hard drive we’ve seen before. However it’s still small enough to easily fit into a bag and be carried around with you. Underneath the hard drive, you will find a sticker with information about the hard drive. And four tiny rubber feet to stop the device from moving around your desk. You can purchase this hard drive with or without a case. Obviously it costs more adding a case. However if you want to keep this hard drive from getting scratched then we recommend purchasing a case. However this hard drive is going to remain in one location, then you will not need to purchase a case.
The Toshiba Canvio Basics Hard Drive supports both USB 2.0 and the newer USB 3.0 connections. The USB 3.0 will transfer data a lot quicker than the USB 2.0. This Toshiba Canvio is ready to use with Microsoft Windows. With plug and play functionality you can instantaneously save and share your files, without the need for a long installation process. So it couldn’t be easier to start storing all of your important files. The Toshiba Canvio Basic Hard Drive is also MAC compatible. However you will need to reformat the drive OSX.
The Toshiba Canvio Basics Hard Drive is very easy, and straightforward to set up for Windows users. Simply plug in the included USB cable, and your ready to go. This hard drive should automatically recognize any Windows Operating System, and there is no software to install or nothing to configure. However if you’re a Mac user, you will need to reformat the hard drive. It’s also really easy to use with a Playstation or Xbox, and connected to them with ease.
This Toshiba Hard Drive has an incredibly fast transfer speed when using the USB 3.0. It has a faster transfer speed than the Seagate Expansion Hard Drive. The USB 2.0 has a reasonable transfer speed. The USB 2.0 transfer speed is adequate for general use, however we highly recommend using a USB 3.0 if possible. The robust casing does not scratch easily, and does not get too hot even after using it for a few hours. When transferring data, the hard drive is practically vibration free and very quiet.
Overall we were very impressed with the Toshiba Canvio Basics Hard Drive, and would highly recommend this device to anyone. As this hard drive is portable, easy to use and more than fast enough for backup and general use. And best of all, this hard is very affordable. Click here to buy from Amazon.
- Simple but stylish design
- Easy to set up and use
- Solid and robustly built
- Good performance
- USB powered, no power supply needed
- Silent and vibration free
- Great value
- Needs reformatting to use it on Mac devices
- Compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0
- Easy plug-and-play operation
- Transport files from one computer to another
- Take large files with you on-the-go
- Fast transfer speed
Model: Canvio Basics
Item Weight: 260 grams
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 11.9 x 1.5cm
Hard Drive Sizes: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, or 3TB
Box Contains: 1 x Canvio Basics, USB 3.0 micro-B cable, Quick Start Guide, User’s Manual (pre-installed on the hard drive), a Warranty Leaflet and a case (the hard drive can be bought with or without a case)