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Toshiba 1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black)

B&H # TOHDCB31.5B Mfr # HDTB115XK3BA
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Product Highlights
  • High Capacity 1.5TB Drive
  • USB 3.0/2.0 Technology
  • Simple Add On Storage
  • Fast 5Gb/s Transfer Rates
  • Lightweight and Portable
  • Internal Shock Sensor
  • Ramp Loading Technology
  • Drag-and-Drop Data Convenience

The 1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black) from Toshiba is one of the easiest ways to add storage to your computer without cracking it open and installing any hardware. The 1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drive provides a simple storage solution, and convenient portability, right out of the box.

If you have a large library of digital photos, videos, and music, then you'll need easy, effective drag-and-drop storage in order to manage it all. This drive offers up an outstanding 1.5 terabyte capacity, and is powered by USB 3.0 technology, allowing you to copy even the largest of files off your PC and onto the drive faster than ever before. Thanks to a special internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to guard against accidents and drops for greater peace of mind, it's also the perfect way to share or transport all of your digital content with decreased risk of data loss or drive failure.

The 1.5TB Canvio is capable of storing up to 428,000 digital photos or 394,000 digital music files or 1,230 downloaded digital movies, and it does this all with the fast transfer rates of USB 3.0 technology. If you're looking for a fast, high-capacity portable drive, look no further than the 1.5TB Canvio Basics from Toshiba.

Transfer your large media files at blazing fast speeds with USB 3.0
For full compatibility and convenience, the drive is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 technology
An internal shock sensor, and ramp loading technology, protects your drive and data from damage or bumps
The drive is protected by Toshiba's 3-Year Limited Warranty
Portable size and weight allow you to carry your data around with you, and access it almost anywhere you go
Performance
Capacity 1.5 TB
Interface USB 3.0 (Compatible with USB 2.0)
Drive Speed 5400 RPM
Buffer 8 MB
Average Seek Time 12 ms
Sustained Data Transfer Rate 5 Gb/s
System Requirements Microsoft Windows® XP, Vista, or 7
One USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
General
Power Requirements Not Specified by Manufacturer
Environmental Requirements Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions 4.7 x 3.1 x 0.65" (12 x 7.9 x 1.7 cm)
Weight 6.3 oz (179 g)
Toshiba 1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black)
  • USB 3.0 Cable (works with USB 2.0)
  • Quick Install Guide
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Toshiba1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black)
     
    4.9

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Portable (8)
    • Compact (7)
    • Easy to set up (7)
    • Large capacity / good size (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (8)
      • Back-up (7)
      • Photo storage (3)
      • Video (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (7), Business (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (5), Mac (3)

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      5.0

      All you need in one gadget

      By Todofotografia

      from Medellin, Colombia

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Quiet Operation
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portable Electronics
        • Travel

        Comments about Toshiba 1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

        as a photography student I need loads of space to keep my photos in a safe place, i use it as a backup as well. Its portable and lightweight

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Simple Storage

        By Busy Bee

        from Monroe, OR

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Quiet Operation
        • Reliable Performance
        • Speedy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back-up Of Files
          • Having Around The House

          Comments about Toshiba 1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

          Fast transferes of files with alot of space.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Works well with Time Machine

          By Franko

          from New Haven

          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
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about Toshiba 1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

            Our work generates a lot of dense image data both static and movies, and we also do a fair amount of publishing. I give these to everyone who generates data, both for storage and backup. The USB 3.0 connector is an advance over the 2.0 one - it is more robust. We've not had any 3.0 connectors to detach from the I/O board, unlike the previous 2.0 design. We use them both for archiving data from PC and Mac, depending on whether we re-format. These drives work well with Time Machine, although occasionally Time Machine will call an backup error if the volume info on the machine to backup is in error - this is not a problem with the Toshiba disks, as far as I can tell - Disk Utility or Disk Warrior can correct this. The disks run relatively cool, and are silent. Good value for money. We must have 30 or more of these Toshiba disks circulating - considering that not everyone is smart how they use them, we have not had many fail - the only ones failing so far were the older USB 2.0 versions - and I suspect that some of our people leave the drive end of the cable attached and stuff it in their bags - so no wonder that the USB socket can succumb to this abuse! We have never had the drive itself fail - only the connection on the I/O board, and only in USB 2.0 version.

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

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            5.0

            Good price, fast shipping, thanks.

            By A

            from MI

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer

              Comments about Toshiba 1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

              Good price, fast shipping, thanks.

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

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Phellipe

              from Brazil

              About Me Power user

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup

                Comments about Toshiba 1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                Very good product, small, pretty and great amount of space. Doesnt need a power adapter. Data transfer could be a little faster tough, but still a five stars.

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

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                5.0

                Excellent Product

                By Carlos

                from Bogota, Colombia

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup

                  Comments about Toshiba 1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                  This hard driver is formatted to Windows but it was easy to format to Mac.
                  Also, this hard driver works very well with Time Machine of Apple.

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

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this drive again any time

                  By art off the wall

                  from PA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Os Far Cant Find One

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup

                  Comments about Toshiba 1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                  I'm using this drive to store my music collection on
                  so I can take my musig on the road wearever i go.

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

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Product

                  By Tom

                  from San Ramon, CA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy to use
                  • High Capacity
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                  • No Power Switch

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage

                  Comments about Toshiba 1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                  So far so good in terms of build, finishing and quality. Thinner than most 1.5TB portable hard drives. Highly recommended.

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

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                  4.0

                  Large Capacity, Small Size

                  By donjphoto

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • 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 1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                    Larg Capacity
                    Small Size
                    Does not require external power
                    Copy speeds are good but not great

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

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                    5.0

                    1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Dr

                    By bocman

                    from israel

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Compact
                    • Easy to use
                    • High Capacity
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • Photo Storage
                      • Video

                      Comments about Toshiba 1.5TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                      good product

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

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