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Toshiba Canvio® Connect 500GB Portable Hard Drive (Silver)

Toshiba Canvio® Connect 500GB Portable Hard Drive (Silver)

Item: 180278    Model: HDTC705XS3A1

Toshiba Canvio® Connect 500GB Portable Hard Drive (Silver)
4.5stars
( 107 reviews)
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  • 500GB
  • USB 3.0
  • PC and Mac® Compatible
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Toshiba Canvio® Connect 500GB Portable Hard Drive (Silver)
 
4.3

(based on 107 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (56)
  • Easy to set up (50)
  • Easy to use (46)
  • Fast (43)
  • Highly compatible (36)

Cons

  • Complicated to set up (5)
  • Insecure (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (44)
  • Sensitive materials (19)
  • High volume (13)
  • Small networks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (39), Power user (19)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (44), Business (14)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (46), Mac (7), Other (5)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Wise Choice

The Toshiba Canvio Connect is little space saver that fits right underneath my iMac. It is hard to believe it can hold 500 gig. Rather than the use the backup software it came with...Read complete review

The Toshiba Canvio Connect is little space saver that fits right underneath my iMac. It is hard to believe it can hold 500 gig. Rather than the use the backup software it came with I chose to use the Time Machine app that came on my Mac. Reformatting the disc was a breeze and I have been running hourly backups with no problem. I have checked my system back ups and everything seems to be in order. The drive is extremely quiet and quite unlike my older and more expensive hard drive that emited a an irriating mosquito-like whine every time it was turned on. The price was great too. I would definitely recommend it and am now more likely to buy other Toshiba products.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

not sure of this product - may return???

I purchased this as a way to back up my XP computer until I could purchase a new one. So far, the process has been challenging to say the least. Apparently, the software...Read complete review

I purchased this as a way to back up my XP computer until I could purchase a new one. So far, the process has been challenging to say the least. Apparently, the software installed, but I have yet to be able to complete a back up. On the main screen, it tells me that the External Disk is "unavailable" even when the product is connected with the USB. The screen will tell me that the backup job is ready to run, yet, when I start the process, I get a message that "Job cannot run because of invalid destination." The screen for choosing the backup destination shows nothing other than "external Hard Drives" and a scale to set the alert for capacity. When I try to set this scale, I get a message to "select drive". Called the store for assistance and haven't had a return call. Debating whether to return this or pay to have a computer expert come to help me with this. Also, even though this purchase is only two weeks old, an update is available to an additional $9.95. Not sure it is worth the trouble.

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5.0

Very satisified!

By Starting All Over

from Midwest

Verified Buyer

Comments about Toshiba Canvio® Connect 500GB Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

I had very old laptop that had 'my life' on it!. I needed to save the files especially media files which was a considerable amount as it is with many people.

I had a previous Toshiba external hard drive that was twice this size, and it would not work, tho it did on my new laptop. I was wondering if this one would work, and with how much effort on my part. The salesman was very helpful and thought perhaps the size was too big for my old laptop, pointing me to this one instead, which was very adequate for the storage needed, leaving plenty of room for more files, such as those from my cellphone.

I plugged this into my laptop and it was up and running with NO effort on my part, and no problems! I'd been waiting to get this job done for a couple years! This worked great!

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1.0

Not EZ

By Small Portable Hard Drive

from New York City

Verified Buyer

Comments about Toshiba Canvio® Connect 500GB Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

Not what I expected. Thought I could plug in and backup when I wanted to, but this requires one of three times to do backups only. Was difficult to set up and takes a very long time to do it's job. It actually has EZ (easy) in it's title, but is far from easy. I may return this product.

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1.0

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from Dover, NJ, Staples store in K-Mart Plaza

Verified Buyer

Comments about Toshiba Canvio® Connect 500GB Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

I am just starting to use my Staples purchased computer control unit for W-7 conversion from W-XP. have not looked at the portable hard drive. I am trying to use the w-7 Dummies book to show me how to work my e-mail and my first tries are confusing since the D-Book instructions are not like the reality of what I see. I guess old WWII guys are just a bit stupid.

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2.0

too expensive

By stapke correction

from north bergen

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

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        Comments about Toshiba Canvio® Connect 500GB Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

        too expensive

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        4.0

        easy to set up

        By D.Williams

        from just south of Boston, MA

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        This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

        Comments about Toshiba Canvio® Connect 500GB Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

        I started a new job in a small company and found that the office computer was not backed up. Ten years ago I was working in the technology dept of a medium size company when both of the office pc's crashed and neither one was backed up. We were shi77ing bricks. I don't want to do that again. I am using it with MS back up program. I did not use the Toshiba software. All I wanted was something to save our documents if our older computer crashed. The real test will be how easy it is to get the documents back if the computer crashes.

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