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Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 500GB Portable Hard Drive

B&H # TOCB3500 Mfr # HDTB205XK3AA
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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 9 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Portable (7)
    • Quiet (7)
    • Easy to set up (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (6)
      • Back-up (6)
      • Photo storage (5)
      • Video (5)
      • File transfer (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (5), Casual user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (7)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (7)

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      5.0

      Perfect

      By Robert

      from NC

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to use
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          This drive served it's purpose well. Very satisfied and would buy again.

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

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          5.0

          I'm impressed with this hard drive.

          By Media Matt

          from Milford, MA

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Dependable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • Light-weight
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Non-metal Casing
          • No Power Switch

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Video

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

          I am impressed. I personally use a lot of computing power and disk space for the frequent, high-definition video editing that I do for a hobby. Although Toshiba is not a brand that usually comes to mind when I consider external hard drives, I am very pleased with this purchase! My problematic, past hard drives took much time (and many confusing steps) to set up. This one was a breeze! I plugged it into my computer and it immediately started setting-up automatically. It works both with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, which is surprising for a product with the word "Basics" in its name. A neat little feature included is that the indicator light on it shines white plugged into USB 2.0, as opposed to blue using USB 3.0. Still, my favorite attributes about the drive are its compactness and portability. The fact that I can use it anywhere that I take my laptop makes it exceptionally versatile (and makes me feel more secure about power-outages). This hard drive doesn't store a huge amount of data, but I've been told that higher-capacity drives crash more frequently, so I can live with that, even if that means purchasing more drives in the long run. Finally, its casing is plastic while some other drives (even from Toshiba) are made of metal. But the plastic on this one seems to be a win-win scenario since it is both light-weight and durable. In short, this product is compact, portable, reliable, durable, and outstandingly simple to use. As long as it stands the test of time, I think it is likely that I will be purchasing more of these in the future with confidence!

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

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          5.0

          Exactly what was expected

          By Sam

          from Gettysburg PA

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

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

            Works great, plug and play, haven't had any problems.

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

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            5.0

            Works Well

            By Lovingit

            from Burlington Vt

            Verified Buyer

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

            Easy to use, small and handy. Great for the price!

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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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