USB 3.0 interface and backwards compatible with USB 2.0 Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drives offer plug and play ease of use that's ready to go out of the box with no software to install. Extremely portable with a compact design, the sleek looking and post card sized Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drives are an ideal travel companion. Portable Drives are compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 and Windows 8. Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable Hard DriveToshiba Canvio Basics USB 3.0 - 1TB Hard Drive (Black)If you want an easy way to hold your growing digital library - files, pictures, music, and videos - Toshiba's Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drives are a great solution, offering simple drag-and-drop storage that's ready to roll right out of the box. It requires no external AC adapter and it's Plug & Play compatible. Just connect it into the USB port of your PC and you're ready to go.Product Specifications:Available Capacities: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB Disk Speed: 5400 RPM Interface: USB 3.0 Transfer Rate: Up to 480 MB/s Average Seek Time: 12 ms Buffer: 8MB cache USB 3.0Future-proofed with USB 3.0 technology, the Canvio Basics 3.0 hard drive significantly improves the file transfer speed for large media files and dramatically minimizes the wait time for backup and recovery processes. Plus, it's backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices.Canvio Basics USB 3.0 portable hard drives are far faster than - but still compatible with - USB 2.0 technology. So you'll still be able to plug into older PCs with USB 2.0 ports.Portable Peace Of Mind And Ease Of UseToshiba's Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drives deliver one of the easiest ways to add storage to your computer. One of the simplest storage solutions in a box, Toshiba's Canvio Basics 3.0 offers plug-and-play, and drag-and-drop convenience.Extremely portable with a compact design, the sleek looking and post card sized Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drives are an ideal travel companion.
Many people have complained about the Toshiba 2.5" drives (of all capacities and price points) quickly 'dying' after a very short time. This opinion is prevalent on both Amazon and other shopping sites and even Toshiba's direct site itself.I was in the same boat. My Canvio Basics failed to be "recognized" by my PC within 1 month. My 2-star rating reflects this.HOWEVER, this is directed toward those who believe "all my valuable data is lost forever". I conjecture that 99% of th..
**Update** Be sure to check the different prices on the different size hard drives. I wrote this review several years ago when the 320 GB hard drive was a good deal. At the time of writing this update you can get the 2 TB hard drive for the same price as the 1.5 TB hard drive. And now the 320 GB hard drive is completely overpriced. So be sure to check the different sizes and get the biggest hard drive you can afford. You might not need the extra spac..
This drive worked fine for about a year, and now will no longer mount. Toshiba claims that there is a 3 Year Warranty on the product, which is clearly expressed on the box, and in the pamphlet. Well, I spent 3 hours so far trying to file a warranty claim on the product with no progress. I've called about 5 phone numbers and visited 3 websites, and I just keep getting redirected from one person to another. Nobody can help me, and they even refuse to escalate my call..