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Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB Portable Hard Drive

B&H # TOCB3500 Mfr # HDTB205XK3AA
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You Pay: $51.99
Product Highlights
  • 500GB Hard Drive Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Up to 5 Gb/s Data Transfer Rate
  • 5,400 rpm Speed
  • 8MB Cache Buffer
  • Plug and Play

The black Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB Portable Hard Drive from Toshiba is an easy and simple add-on storage expansion solution for your computer. It comes with a USB 3.0 interface and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. The hard drive is extremely portable with a sleek and compact design, making it an ideal travel companion.

The hard drive offers ease of use with plug-and-play; no software to install. Just connect it to the USB port on your computer and you are ready to go. It accommodates large digital files with spacious storage capacity, whether for work, school, or digital entertainment.

The external hard drive is a USB 3.0-powered portable add-on storage. This 500GB drive is capable of storing up to 142,000 digital photos, 131,000 digital music files, or 410 downloaded digital movies.
The hard drive is easy to use with plug-and-play; no software to install.
It accommodates large digital files with spacious storage capacity.
Protects your drive (Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading technology), thus giving you peace of mind.
Capacity 500GB
Interface USB 3.0
Data Transfer Rate Up to 5 Gb/s
System Requirement Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Available USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 Port
Speed 5,400 rpm
Average Seek Time 12 ms
Cache Buffer 8 MB
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.1 x 0.53 x 4.7" (3.1 x 13.4 x 119.3 mm)
Weight 5.2 oz (147.4 g)
Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB Portable Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable (Compatible with USB 2.0)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    ToshibaCanvio Basics 3.0 500GB Portable Hard Drive
     
    5.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (5)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Easy to set up (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Large capacity / good size (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (5)
      • Additional storage (4)
      • File transfer (4)
      • Photo storage (4)
      • Video (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (4)

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      5.0

      External hard drive

      By Liz

      from Hawthorne Fl

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Portable
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • Photo Storage

        Comments about Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB Portable Hard Drive:

        I love this drive! It's lightweight, small and holds 500GB. I have a Nikon digital camera that I love and as a result I use frequently. I am constantly slowing down my computer due to the sheer mass of photos I download for editing. This enables me to store twice what my computer holds and it's portable! It works great and was very cost effective! I'd buy it again!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Solid Portable Hard Drive

        By David

        from Florida

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • File Transfer

          Comments about Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB Portable Hard Drive:

          The product is small, and I'd definitly get one again.
          Unfortunatly my xbox didn't use all 500GB which was a shame.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Best choice

          By -

          from San Francisco

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB Portable Hard Drive:

            Extremely easy to use for either PC or Mac;
            Small size for great portability;
            Excellent pricing and service from B&H!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Reliable USB Drive Series

            By Bob

            from San Mateo, CA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Stay 2gb Or Less

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB Portable Hard Drive:

            I have bought quite a few of this series drive and found them quite reliable.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Cool Gift for clients

            By Sully

            from Cary, NC

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB Portable Hard Drive:

              I'm a professional TV/video producer for TV and corporate. When I complete my projects (most are 5-10 minute productions) I like to give my clients a nice, neat, copy of the material I use in making their films. This inexpensive hard drive is so sharp looking and affordable that I was able to also buy a nifty little protective case for it. It makes an impressive gift at the end of the shoot and with 500GB it holds all of their video with some room to spare.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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