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Toshiba Canvio Desktop 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)

Toshiba Canvio Desktop 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)

Item: 982533    Model: HDWC130XK3J1

Toshiba Canvio Desktop 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)
3.0stars
( 204 reviews)
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  • 3TB
  • Interfaces: USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Desktop / PC & MAC compatible
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3TBInterfaces: USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)Desktop / PC & MAC compatibleEach3TBInterfaces: USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)Desktop / PC & MAC compatibleToshiba Canvio Desktop 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)119.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0574309_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0574309_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0574309/Toshiba-Canvio-Desktop-3TB-Desktop-USB-30-External-Hard-Drive-Black/product_982533
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Toshiba Canvio Desktop 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)
 
2.8

(based on 204 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (92)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (67)
  • Easy to use (53)
  • Compact (50)
  • Large capacity / good size (41)
  • Quiet (40)

Cons

  • No power switch (6)
  • Slow (4)

Best Uses

  • Additional storage (37)
  • Back-up (36)
  • Photo storage (23)
  • Video (17)
  • File transfer (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (46), Casual user (38)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (62), Business (23)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (72), Mac (8)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Very fast drive

This is a very fast drive with the usb 3.0. When this drive is compared to my old Toshiba 2.0 drive is lightining fast. This 3 TB offers a vast amount of storage for...Read complete review

This is a very fast drive with the usb 3.0. When this drive is compared to my old Toshiba 2.0 drive is lightining fast. This 3 TB offers a vast amount of storage for Videos and data. I would be surprised if I ever fill up this drive. here is the Specs:
"The Canvio Desk Desktop external hard drive is preloaded with software to make backup fast and simple. The included NTI Backup Now EZ software scans your system and recommends the best coverage for your computerCustomizable backup routine provides the ability to select common file types, (word documents, pictures, movies, music, etc.), change how often backup takes place (hourly, daily, etc.) and change the Drive Space Alert threshold setting. Backed by a 3-year limited warranty, Toshiba's Canvio Desk Desktop offers reliable add-on storage and backup solution with the latest USB technology."

3TB / USB 3.0
Desktop / PC & MAC compatible
Interfaces: USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
Interface Transfer Rate: Up to 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0), Up to 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)
Speed: 5700 RPM
Average Seek Time: 14 ms
Cache Buffer: 32 MB
Size (mm): 129(L) X 42(W) X 167(H)
Color: Black/Black
Weight: 1,000g Max

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Questionable reliability

I've owned quite a few external drives in the past, however this is the first Toshiba I've had. Over all it does what it should in a backup drive. No frills, a solid...Read complete review

I've owned quite a few external drives in the past, however this is the first Toshiba I've had. Over all it does what it should in a backup drive. No frills, a solid design, just a block with a USB port and one for the included power supply. Plug it in and it was immediately seen by my Mac Pro,(it comes formatted in Windows NTFS which can be read by Macs but not written to without additional software.) All the backup software is for Windows as well so I can't review any of it.
Once formatted correctly the drive is ready for files, I used a backup program from the App store called Backup Buddy, that seems to pickup the slack left behind by Time Machine, however Time Machine is perfect for primary backups, and with 3TB of storage, this drive gives me tons of storage.

My only problem is that it failed after only 20 days of use. Staples was great about replacing it and hopefully it was a fluke. At least the info it backed up was still on the original drive so nothing was lost. If this doesn't fail again for a while then I have nothing else to complain about.

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4.0

Works Great

By CM

from Rancho Santa Margarita

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

Comments about Toshiba Canvio Desktop 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

My current Seagate stopped working with my desktop computer but seems to work with my laptop. I figured better safe tan sorry and decided to get a new drive. Can't beat the value, $99 for 3TB and I had some Staples Rewards so I only paid $60. Drive is quick and works well with my HP desktop which is about 5 years old.

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3.0

Works but

By Jfsports

from New jersey

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

Comments about Toshiba Canvio Desktop 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

Works fine but very slow, difficult to remove files

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5.0

Canvio 3TB is a great value

By Jeff D

from Sterling, IL

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

Comments about Toshiba Canvio Desktop 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

I recently purchased a Toshiba Canvio Desktop 3TB external hard drive to expand my video storage capability. I also own drives from Sony and Western Digital. Frankly, I chose the Toshiba this time because of the price point; it was just the cheapest of the three. I was very happy to find that my Acer laptop recognizes this drive better than either of the other two that I already had. I have absolutely no problems whatsoever connecting it to a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port. It works flawlessly from either one. Transfer speed has been great, too. I would highly recommend this drive to anyone looking to add storage space to their system.

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5.0

USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Toshiba

By Alex

from Spokane WA

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

Comments about Toshiba Canvio Desktop 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

Works great, good price.

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5.0

Great backup speed and capacity

By Bob the Fibulator

from Hendersonville, NC

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

Comments about Toshiba Canvio Desktop 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

I got a shock when I couldn't get my computer to boot up when I went to print out my tax return. My tax and accounting backups were saved on the same computer, and I hadn't backed up my recent photos, spreadsheets and documents. I finally succeeded in restoring from an earlier setup, and immediately bought this 3 GB USB 3.0 external hard disc drive from Staples that had it on sale. With USB 3.0, I couldn't believe how fast I was able to back up all the photos, music, documents, videos and tax and accounting data on my computer. I learned my lesson and am sold on USB 3.0

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