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Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • 7200 RPM Speed
  • 32 MB Cache Buffer
  • Compact Desktop Design
  • Easy-to-Use Backup Software
  • Secure Backup with Password
  • Automatic Backup
  • Plug-and-Play

The black 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive from Toshiba is easy to set up and ideal for expanding your storage needs. It offers high-capacity storage in a small compact design. A built-in USB 3.0 interface significantly improves file transfer performance for large media files and dramatically minimizes the wait time for backup.

The Canvio External Hard Drive is preloaded with an easy-to-use backup software to enable fast and simple backup. The included NTI Backup Now EZ software scans your system and recommends the best coverage for your computer.

A customizable backup routine allows you to select common file types such as word documents, pictures, movies and music, and change the frequency of backups such as hourly, daily or more. You can also change the Drive Space Alert threshold setting. The Canvio External Hard Drive thus offers a reliable add-on storage and backup solution with up-to-date USB 3.0 technology.

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
Capacity 5 TB
Interface USB 3.0
(Backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
Interface Transfer Rate (Max) USB 3.0: Up to 5 Gbps
USB 2.0: Up to 480 Mbps
Speed 7200 RPM
Average Seek Time 10.5 ms
Cache Buffer 32 MB
Software Included NTI Backup Now EZ
System Requirements Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard or Lion
Available USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
USB 3.0 port required for high speed tansfers
Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.08 x 1.65 x 6.57" / 129 x 42 x 167 mm
Weight 2.29 lb / 1.04 kg
Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black)
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Toshiba5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black)
     
    4.0

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (9)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Large capacity / good size (7)
    • Easy to set up (6)
    • Attractive (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (9)
      • Additional storage (6)
      • File transfer (4)
      • Laptops (3)
      • Photo storage (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (4), Casual user (3), Tech professional (3), Tech savvy (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (10), Business (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (9), Mac (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Value for a Large, Fast, and Cool

      Pros:
      + Works as advertised.
      + Low cost for a 5TB Drive.
      + Excellent performance for an external hard drive.
      + Takes advantage of USB3.0.
      + Runs...Read complete review

      Pros:
      + Works as advertised.
      + Low cost for a 5TB Drive.
      + Excellent performance for an external hard drive.
      + Takes advantage of USB3.0.
      + Runs cool. and Stays cool. Plenty of vents.
      + 3 Year warranty.
      + Compact size for a 3.5 inch form factor.

      Cons:
      - Noisier than some other external drives due to a plastic case with vents.
      - No SATA interface.
      - No backup button.
      - USB 3.0 interface can be fragile.
      - Plastic case will not be welcome to some people.

      Other:
      For the price this drive is great! Exceeds expectations for speed. I like the fact the vents on the drive allow it to run cool during long backup sessions, even if the noise is a little more due to the open vent case design.

      Testing:

      Crystal Disk Mark used with Dell Latitude E6530, i7-3820QM (stock speed) Win8.1 Pro x64, 16GB RAM, USB 3.0
      -----------------------------------------------------------------------
      CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64 (C) 2007-2013
      -----------------------------------------------------------------------
      * MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]
      Sequential Read : 222.321 MB/s
      Sequential Write : 218.067 MB/s
      Random Read 512KB : 69.500 MB/s
      Random Write 512KB : 126.984 MB/s
      Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.778 MB/s [ 190.1 IOPS]
      Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.920 MB/s [ 468.8 IOPS]
      Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.881 MB/s [ 215.0 IOPS]
      Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.921 MB/s [ 468.9 IOPS]
      Test : 1000 MB [E: 2.6% (121.7/4657.4 GB)] (x5)
      Date : 2014/06/12 10:18:35
      OS : Windows NT 6.2 [6.2 Build 9200] (x64)

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Same size as my 1tb my book....

      Plug and play great. Make sure you have a USB3 socket. Good value,but noisy. I have a huge amount of photos to back up and this thing is as noisy as a...Read complete review

      Plug and play great. Make sure you have a USB3 socket. Good value,but noisy. I have a huge amount of photos to back up and this thing is as noisy as a geiger counter. No Joke. I can live with it since it is just a back up and won't be running all the time. But if you want a quiet hd, this is not it.

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      5.0

      dependable

      By misapero

      from savannah, ga

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage

        Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

        ease of use and easy start up has made me a fan of this unit

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

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Low cost and it works great.

        By ysfex3

        from Greeneville, TN

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

          The thing works like any external drive. You connect it and initialize it. I usually have to assign it a drive letter beofre the computer recognizes it. It is good to go then, but I usually give it a quick format. Speed is no different than others (Seagate/Hitachi) that I've had. Noise is no problem. I'm sure it makes some but I don't notice it. There is no on/off switch, which is the norm now. There is only a USB 3.0/2 connection, including the required cable. I've never had much luck with e-sata anyways. This drive is the lowest cost per Terabyte you can get, and it has a 3-year warranty, unlike most others. Overall, it gets a great rating, depending on how long it lasts of course.

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

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          5.0

          Super capacity hard disk

          By Video enthusiast

          from Southern Ca.

          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
            • Video

            Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

            Easy to set up, works great and holds tons of files. Amazingly compact for it's storage capacity.

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

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            5.0

            Reliable and cost-effective

            By Injustus

            from New York, NY

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage

              Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

              It's the cheapest option I could find for this amount of storage (at least from a brand I've heard of). No issues at all. I've bought G-Drive's in the past, but I just don't get why they command such a premium.

              Somebody said that this drive was noisy, but I've found it to be completely silent.

              Recommended.

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

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              5.0

              Awesome

              By SMCINAZ

              from Glendale, AZ

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • Fast Usb 30
              • High Capacity
              • Huge Capacity
              • Quiet
              • Works Great For Big Files

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage
              • Storage Of Hd Movies
              • System Backups
              • Tv Series Storage
              • Video

              Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

              Best for backup of my vast Movie and TV series collection. 5TB and worked perfectly right out of the box and a 3 year warranty vs the one year from other companies. Best of all, it was a super deal!

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

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect solution from B&H Photo.

              By Michael

              from Manhattan Beach, CA

              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

                Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

                This drive was my first Toshiba Canivo purchase. These are very nicely built and wouldn't think twice about buying them again. Thanks B&H!

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                4.0

                Amazingly fast

                By John Boy

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

                  I ran HDTach as soon as I got the package and it scored a flat 175MB/s from start to finish. I have never seen any hard drive do that.

                  I already have WD 3TB, Seagate 3TB & 4TB externals but keep swapping up to higher capacity to store my growing collection of digital photos. Also need to keep backups physically separated in case of disaster or theft.

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

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Value for a Large, Fast, and Cool

                  By Chris "Vectrexer"

                  from Pacifica, CA

                  About Me Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • 3 Year Warranty
                  • Compact Size For A 35"
                  • Excellent Performance
                  • Fast Connectivity
                  • Low Cost For A 5tb Drive
                  • Plenty Of Vents
                  • Runs Cool And Stays Cool
                  • Takes Advantage Of Usb30
                  • Works as advertised

                  Cons

                  • No Backup Button
                  • Noisier Than Others
                  • No Sata Interface
                  • Plastic Case
                  • Usb 30 Can Be Fragile

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Laptops
                  • Large Projects
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

                  Pros:
                  + Works as advertised.
                  + Low cost for a 5TB Drive.
                  + Excellent performance for an external hard drive.
                  + Takes advantage of USB3.0.
                  + Runs cool. and Stays cool. Plenty of vents.
                  + 3 Year warranty.
                  + Compact size for a 3.5 inch form factor.

                  Cons:
                  - Noisier than some other external drives due to a plastic case with vents.
                  - No SATA interface.
                  - No backup button.
                  - USB 3.0 interface can be fragile.
                  - Plastic case will not be welcome to some people.

                  Other:
                  For the price this drive is great! Exceeds expectations for speed. I like the fact the vents on the drive allow it to run cool during long backup sessions, even if the noise is a little more due to the open vent case design.

                  Testing:

                  Crystal Disk Mark used with Dell Latitude E6530, i7-3820QM (stock speed) Win8.1 Pro x64, 16GB RAM, USB 3.0
                  -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                  CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64 (C) 2007-2013
                  -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                  * MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]
                  Sequential Read : 222.321 MB/s
                  Sequential Write : 218.067 MB/s
                  Random Read 512KB : 69.500 MB/s
                  Random Write 512KB : 126.984 MB/s
                  Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.778 MB/s [ 190.1 IOPS]
                  Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.920 MB/s [ 468.8 IOPS]
                  Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.881 MB/s [ 215.0 IOPS]
                  Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.921 MB/s [ 468.9 IOPS]
                  Test : 1000 MB [E: 2.6% (121.7/4657.4 GB)] (x5)
                  Date : 2014/06/12 10:18:35
                  OS : Windows NT 6.2 [6.2 Build 9200] (x64)

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

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  So far so good.

                  By Joe

                  from Texas

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

                        Have only been using for about a day. Appears to function as it should. I do wish that it had a power switch though. (A lot of the newer drives seem to be omiting this basic feature for some reason.) So if you want to power it down and not use it for a length of time, you have to unplug it.

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

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                        5.0

                        5t Way Cool setup!!!

                        By Hiswillc

                        from Nowhere

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

                              I just deleted all the files that came on it and loaded my stuff on the drive in windows 8.1, sweet cuts off when I shut down with my computer starts up too, love this drive lots of space very fast and super quiet!!!!!

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

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              SMSA Review: Toshiba exHD 5TB

                              By SHAFEE

                              from Massachusetts

                              About Me Computer Head, Com Sci Major, Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Fast Connectivity
                              • Linux
                              • Linuxpc
                              • Macapple
                              • Pc
                              • Quiet
                              • Reliable
                              • USB 30
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Laptops
                              • Large Projects
                              • Multimedia
                              • Portable
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

                              SMSA Review: Toshiba exHD 5TB...This 5 terabyte (actual seemed to be 4.6TB or 4.7TB) Toshiba external harddrive works great for storing and backing up important digital data/information such as securing personal documents, thousands of music/audio files, hundreds of movie/video files, dozens of programs, and torrent files- etc... The USB 3.0 works great. It does not seem to be EMP protected and isn't solar powered for when the electricity goes out. =p Always remember to SAFELY REMOVE/EJECT rather than pulling it out and causing data burn.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Linux

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                              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              OK

                              By hoccomocco

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Filmmaker

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

                                    Slow and nosiy, but OK.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive

                                    By Pelagic

                                    from Toronto

                                    About Me Tech Professional

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

                                          Inexpensive drive. Unfortunately started making chirping noises and failed after 4 weeks of intermittant use. Return is not going well, Toshiba website doesn't recognize part number and after half an hour on hold with service I get directed to voicemail. One star is looking like a generous rating.

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

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                                          3.0

                                          Same size as my 1tb my book....

                                          By aeriksson

                                          from OBX

                                          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Fast Connectivity

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Backup

                                            Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

                                            Plug and play great. Make sure you have a USB3 socket. Good value,but noisy. I have a huge amount of photos to back up and this thing is as noisy as a geiger counter. No Joke. I can live with it since it is just a back up and won't be running all the time. But if you want a quiet hd, this is not it.

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

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                                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Great for off site back up

                                            By Phil

                                            from Los Angeles, CA

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Fast Connectivity
                                            • Quiet
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Backup
                                              • Laptops
                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

                                              Purchased for off site back up storage. Small, quite, and easy to use. Reformatting to use on a Mac was a breeze. Great bang for the buck. Will have to see how reliable over time.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • Mac

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                                              1.0

                                              Makes noises

                                              By Surf613

                                              from Tehachapi ca

                                              Comments about Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (Black):

                                              It doesn't look like the manufacturing standards are good enough and it's making vibration noises

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