|Item Model Number||HDTB440XK3CA|
|Product Dimensions||10.92 x 7.87 x 1.96 cm; 217.72 Grams|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||10.9 x 7.9 x 2 centimetres|
|Flash Memory Size||4|
|Hard Drive Interface||Serial ATA|
|Hard Drive Rotational Speed||7200 RPM|
|Batteries||Lithium ion batteries required.|
|Item Weight||218 g|
|Manufacturer||Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||7 December 2018|
Toshiba Canvio Basics Black Black 4TB
|Price:||+ $9.57 Delivery|
|Digital Storage Capacity||4 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0|
About this item
- Sleek profile design with a matte, smudge resistance finish
- Plug & play Easy to use with no software to install
- Quickly add more storage capacity to your PC and other compatible devices
- Usb 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatible with no external AC power Cord needed
- Includes Toshiba 1 year standard limited warranty. System Requirements Formatted NTFS for Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Requires reformatting for Mac OS v10.12 /OS X v10.11 / v10.10, Available USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 Port
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The Canvio Basics portable hard drive allows you to collect your content and take it anywhere, Offering high storage capacity, easy accessibility to your stored content, and time tested reliable performance.
From the manufacturer
Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive
Storage Made Simple
Keeping data storage simple, the Canvio Basics lets you bring your collections anywhere with its sleek portability and convenience, offering high storage capacity, easy setup, and quick accessibility to your stored content.
With up to 4TB* (1) of storage, you have ample space to store your growing collection of pictures, videos, and music on a small portable drive. Canvio Basics is all you need, wherever you go.
(*Product design of the 3TB model differs from the one shown)
Powered by USB 3.0 technology, Canvio Basics portable hard drives are far faster than - but still compatible with - USB 2.0 devices, allowing for speedy transfer when organizing your files.
- Sleek, portable design
- Simple add-on storage
- Plug & Play operation
- USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatible
Easy to Use
Discover one of the easiest ways to add storage to your computer with Toshiba's Canvio Basics portable hard drive, offering simple plug-and-play operation. Ready to use with your PC (2) and no software installation required. Intuitively drag and drop files to and from your PC or laptop.
All You Need, Wherever You Go
Canvio Basics offers the space to collect in a size you can take anywhere. Introducing a new sleek, matte-black design that is more compact than ever, the Canvio Basics is a true portable hard drive - easy to carry and store in any pocket or bag.
Step up your storage with up to 4TB (1) capacity so you can take your massive collection of photos, music, and videos with you on the go and have space for your other important files also.
|Canvio Premium||Canvio Advance||Canvio Basics||Canvio for Desktop|
|Stylish design, Backup & Security, Versatile USB connectivity||Vibrant design, Backup & Security||Classic design, Simple add on storage||Versatile design, High capacity centralized storage|
|Capacities (1)||1TB, 2TB, 3TB||1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB||1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB||4TB, 5TB, 6TB|
|Casing||Aluminum||High Gloss finish||Matte finish||High Gloss finish|
|Colors||Silver||Black, Blue, Red, White||Black||Black|
|Interface||USB 3.0/USB 2.0||USB 3.0/USB 2.0||USB 3.0/USB 2.0||USB 3.0/USB 2.0|
|Compatibility (3)||Windows/Mac* (*reformatting required for Mac)||Windows/Mac* (*reformatting required for Mac)||Windows/Mac* (*reformatting required for Mac)||Windows/Mac* (*reformatting required for Mac)|
|Auto backup software (for Windows)||✓||✓||X|
|Password protection software (for Windows)||✓||✓||X|
|USB Type-C adapter||✓|
|Limited warranty (4)||3 years||2 years||1 year||2 years|
1. Actual formatted capacity may vary. For details, please visit our official website.
2. Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system. Drive formatted NTFS for Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7. Requires reformatting for Mac OS v10.12 /OS X, v10.11 / v10.10.
3. Product specifications, colors, features, and availability are subject to change without notice.
4. Standard limited warranty terms apply. The warranty brochure is preloaded on the hard drive or can be viewed online.
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The real important criteria for a HDD review is longevity, and you can't do that after just purchasing it, you would have to do that in 3-5 years time. If it fails in less than 3 years, then, it's rubbish. This is why I have given it 3/5 stars. Having said that, I would like to add that I chose Toshiba, because historically I have found them to be extremely reliable, in particular the 2.5" form factor, so much so that they are my got to 2.5" HDD.
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I was looking for a MAC time machine backup drive and noticed the external drives labeled as MAC were $10 - $15 more. I then read the Q&A on this drive and someone gave the most perfect instructions:
"right out of the box it's not Mac ready, but the solution is real easy. You go to Utilities and open up Disk Utility. With the drive plugged in, select it and go to the Erase tab and there should be a drop down menu with Format. Select Mac OS and click erase and after that's done, the drive should be formatted for Mac and you can save to your heart's content."
I might only add where to find Disk Utility in case you didn't know ... in finder go to the applications folder and in that folder is utilities and in that folder is disk utility.
I did just as the person in Q&A said and the second it was done reformatting a box came up asking if I wanted to use this drive as a time machine backup drive. I said yes, and within 107 seconds I was done. Color me impressed!
We got the 1tb drive because we have a 1tb 21.5" iMac from Nov 2013.
I hope this helps someone. I will update this review later as to longevity of the drive.
UPDATE: May 6, 2018
7 months later and this little backup drive does what it should do. We have never needed to utilize the files it stores, but it is nice to know the files are there. I periodically check to make sure my Mac is recording on this drive and it functions perfectly as a time machine drive.