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Toshiba2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Blue)
 
4.7

(based on 66 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (43)
  • Easy to use (43)
  • Easy to set up (36)
  • Portable (35)
  • Large capacity / good size (33)

Cons

  • No power switch (3)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (32)
  • Additional storage (31)
  • Photo storage (27)
  • File transfer (18)
  • Video (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (29), Casual user (25)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (39), Business (13)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (30), Mac (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Small, Fast, Works Easily

I use this for external photo storage on my main desktop setup, which is a Mac mini. The drive comes formatted for Windows out of the box, but I reformatted it to OS...Read complete review

I use this for external photo storage on my main desktop setup, which is a Mac mini. The drive comes formatted for Windows out of the box, but I reformatted it to OS Extended with no trouble. Previously, I was using a much smaller USB 2.0 hard drive--even though this is still a spinning disk (I think at 5400 rpm), the upgrade to USB 3.0 is very noticeable. I was getting hangups in Lightroom if I was writing changes to the external drive, but that's gone. Very pleased, and now I have lots of room to spare (and that goes for digitally and physically--this drive has a small footprint; I don't plan to carry it around much, but it would be easy to slip into a bag).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Price is right for 2TB storage, but it has formatting limits

I use the drive to store back up professional video clips. Nice 2TB storage drive, BUT it is difficult to reformat as an exFAT drive on my MBP. It will only allow partitioned...Read complete review

I use the drive to store back up professional video clips. Nice 2TB storage drive, BUT it is difficult to reformat as an exFAT drive on my MBP. It will only allow partitioned formatting.

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4.0

Love the size

By KiminWNC

from Western NC

About Me Casual user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Set Up
  • High Capacity

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

      I like how small this is. Tucks right in beside the CPU and lets you set auto back ups at scheduled times. I don't love the software for that and I'm still in search of something that works on windows like Mac's Time Machine. For the price and size body and size of storage - I"m pleased.

      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Great portable product with a lot of storage

      By Ned

      from New York

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Portable
      • Powered By Usb Port

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (White):

        Here is a USB-powered 2tb drive that is quite small, light-weight and it seems to be built well, too. It is a bit thicker than some lower capacity drives, perhaps one and half times thicker. That doesn't mean it takes up much room, though. I would say it is slightly thinner than a deck of cards.
        I have used it now for about 2 weeks and I am very happy with it.

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

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        5.0

        Works Great

        By Jack

        from Fairfax, VA

        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

          Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

          Bought this to use as an external backup. Installed easy, looks nice, small and easily tucked away and very portable.

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

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          5.0

          Just the one you need for your extra storage

          By GKS

          from Denver

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Photo Storage

            Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

            Thanks you B&H for the best deal on this product!

            Very simple to use and ready as soon as it is out of the box! Just plug and play!

            Very quiet and high capacity!

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

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            5.0

            Portable

            By Ginger

            from St. Petersburg, FL

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy to use
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage

              Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

              I needed a small portable hard drive to back up my photo images to. This fit the bill. It's small and very nicely engineered. I would recommend to anyone.

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

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              5.0

              A perfect Storage add-on to any computer

              By Warriorx

              from Jersey City, NJ

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (White):

                I bought this with a Toshiba laptop and they are perfect with each other. The 3.0 USB helps a lot as the laptop instantly reads the device and connects fast. Very good for backing up some software and other stuff.

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

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                5.0

                Great, portable Hard Drive

                By suskain

                from Marlton, NJ

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • No cons so far

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • Photo Storage

                Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                I use it to back up my photos and to travel with as a backup.

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

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                5.0

                Tiny but mighty

                By zarconiphoto

                from Washington, DC

                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 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                  Great little harddrive. Easy plug-n-play usability. I remember when 2TB harddrives were HUGE and this thing is smaller than my phone. Crazy!

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

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                  5.0

                  Great Hard Drive

                  By djt832

                  from Wisconsin

                  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
                    • Photo Storage

                    Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                    I use this to back up photos from my Mac. It works great and is really simple to set up. No cons yet.

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

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                    5.0

                    Great Bargain

                    By Kodi2k6

                    from Methuen, MA

                    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
                      • File Transfer
                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                      Although I have only had this drive for a short while, I like it a lot. This device is quite small and slips easily into a pocket which makes it a great portable storage device.

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

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                      5.0

                      Great Buy

                      By Kenneth

                      from Bainbridge, GA

                      Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                      Purchased it when it was in the deal zone. I also got a case to go along with it to protect it when traveling.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Price

                      By Nicka

                      from Boston

                      Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                      I bought this as a daily deal. at the time of this review $ for 2TB is a steal. I'm using it w the Late 2013 Mac Pro as an alternative to Thunderbolt. I'm able to edit right off the hard drive without any issue. if you need back up or extra storage this is the way to go.

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                      5.0

                      Works Great

                      By A film Editor

                      from Spokane, WA

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photo Storage
                        • Video

                        Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                        I have a mac & didn't even bother trying to use the NTFS format this drive comes in. The drive quickly reformatted in disk utility to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) & is plugged into the usb on my time capsule so it's shared on my network. Normally I reformat to exFAT so that the drive can mount on windows or mac & not have the file size restrictions of fat32 but the usb port on the time capsule only mounts Mac OS Extended (Journaled) drives.

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

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                        5.0

                        Product is great, website shipped quickly!

                        By ActionJackson

                        from South Bend,IN

                        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

                          Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                          Hard drive works great and it arrived quickly!

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

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                          5.0

                          Size isn't everything

                          By Kalman

                          from Thornhill, Ontario

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup

                            Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                            This little hard drive packs a huge punch. A whopping 2TB of storage, very fast transfer speed and always reliable. Great value!

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

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                            5.0

                            Best Value

                            By JonnyF

                            from Netanya, Israel

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to use
                            • High Capacity
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • Photo Storage

                              Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                              Bought this on the daily deal, best price available for 2TB.

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

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                              5.0

                              Best external had ever!

                              By Tony

                              from Pueblo, CO

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

                                Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                Works perfectly and the price is excellent. Runs quite also.

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

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                                5.0

                                ¸.·´¯`·.¸>< ((((º> love the small size of this drive

                                By CC

                                from L.A. CAlif.

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • No Power Switch

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                a non-gloss finish would be nice to keep finger prints from looking bad on the high gloss finish.
                                would love a thunderbolt option along with this USB port.
                                Also, option to daisy-chain is missing
                                as well as a power option.

                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                Simple plug and go storage.

                                By Nathan S.

                                from Central City, PA.

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • File Transfer

                                  Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                  A great little drive that's very portable and is up and running seconds after taking it out of the box. It had no problems running on USB ports directly on my motherboard and a powered USB hub.

                                  The drive comes formatted and includes backup software that I didn't bother installing. I just needed something to throw files onto when heading over to a friends house. I'm very happy with it so far.

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

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                                  4.0

                                  1st Toshiba external HD to own

                                  By Kre8ful

                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • No Power Switch

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about 2TB Canvio Connect USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                  New to Toshiba drives, good looking, not cheap lightweight for its size.
                                  Would have liked this to have an AC power cord option.
                                  Easy to reformat for Mac
                                  Great small size for portability

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

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