Toshiba HDTB205XK3AA

500GB Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive

  • Model: HDTB205XK3AA
  • Sku: HDTB205XK3AA

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  • Transfer Your Large Media Files At Fast Speeds With USB 3.0
  • Backward Compatible With USB 2.0
  • Internal Shock Sensor / Ramp Loading Technology
  • Plug & Play Operation
In Store Only
  • Manufacturer's Warranty 12 Months Parts
    12 Months Labor
    Carry In Service
 

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Discover one of the easiest ways to add storage to your computer with Toshiba's HDTB205XK3AA 500GB Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive offering one of the simplest storage solutions right out of the box. Capable of storing up to 142,000 digital photos or 131,000 digital music files or 410 downloaded digital movies. Easy to use with no software to install.
 

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Storage Type Hard Drive
Storage Size 500 GB

Dimensions

Unboxed
Height 0.53 in
Width 3.1 in
Weight 1 lbs
Depth 4.7 in
Boxed
Height 1.0 in
Width 4.0 in
Weight 1 lbs
Depth 5.0 in

Package Contents

  • USB 3.0 Cable (2.0 Compatible)
  • Quick Install Guide

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Toshiba500GB Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive
 
2.6

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

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5.0

never had

By Bob souther ca.

from Oceanside,Ca.92054

Comments about Toshiba 500GB Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive:

I have a Mac OS and have had several updates. I have always used My Toshiba as a back up drive and have stored /used it as a statrt up drive and back up dayly stuff.Never had problems. I always used aprogram to clean it /optimize it etc. and NEVEr had problems. Looking to get another.

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1.0

Its dead after 2 years

By Rao

from Mumbai

Comments about Toshiba 500GB Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive:

I was trying to format its not completing . i am getting I/O error. I lost all my memorable data .

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1.0

Unreliable - Broke after 1 year

By Disappointed

from Lakeville, MN

Comments about Toshiba 500GB Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive:

Have had for a little over 1 year and it is now dead. Used it for movies and it sat on top of my dvd. Never transported, dropped or anything. All it does is click and the computer does not recognize it. Very poor. Not what I expected and no replacement. Avoid.

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4.0

Good product at reasonable price...

By KrishB

from Kingston, Jamaica

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Does What I Want And Need
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Quiet Operation
  • Reliable Performance
  • Small Footprint

Cons

  • I Knew It Isn't The Faste

Best Uses

  • I Use As Addedata Storage
  • Portable Electronics
  • Travel

Comments about Toshiba 500GB Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive:

I updated to Win 7 resulting in reduced storage on disk, decided to add external storage as I didn't have access to larger IDE drive. This works fine. I did a full format immediately which took several hours. This is not a fast device but more than adequate for my added storage space. It is powered by the USB port...no added power adapters or cables...great feature to me.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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1.0

Unreliable

By UnSatisfied

from Undisclosed

Comments about Toshiba 500GB Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive:

1 Star means POOR which is the Lowest Ranking available. Zero Stars is more appropriate when a product fails to even work. This product is Zero Stars. I had this external HDD for 30 days for backing up my laptop. Now no matter what I plug the HDD into, Windows does not recognize it. I never move the HDD. I leave it behind when I need to travel with my laptop. My only guess is this thing does not like to be unplugged when powered up ???? It is not not reliable for routine laptop backups.

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4.0

works as advertised!

By G

from central Pa

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Quiet Operation
  • Small Footprint

Cons

  • None so far

Best Uses

  • Having Around The House

Comments about Toshiba 500GB Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive:

Easy to connect,used it to back up PC, worked as advertised.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

Real Issues

By mlhco

from Vancouver, WA

Comments about Toshiba 500GB Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive:

The Canvino Basic 3.0 lost the data formatting after hot unplug of the USB connection even though I had set the feature for hot unplug. Lost a lot of work and time. I won't trust it anymore. I was able to recover the asset, but not the data and that is infuriating.

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5.0

Best External Hard Disk!

By jERry

from Philippines

Comments about Toshiba 500GB Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive:

i have it and its so good!! a must have for a student like me,

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5.0

Very good external hdd.

By jlx78520

from Bedford, UK

Comments about Toshiba 500GB Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive:

It is simple and fast USB v2 writing speed about 30mb/s and USB v3 about 80mb/s, simple to connect using simple phone micro USB cable for usb v2. Works well with linux(android, ubuntu) and windows(xp, 7, 8) haven't tested with mac or other OS. For android device you Need additional power supply. I have never lost data with it. Now I use it to strore all types of data, instaled ubuntu in it and I can't complain, speed is perfect. Recommend for all.

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5.0

Works Great!

By J

from Undisclosed

Comments about Toshiba 500GB Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive:

I have no idea why there are so many horrible reviews about this product, and people complaining about having no manual or anything. I got a physical manual, and a copy of the manual on the hard drive itself. Not that it really matters, though; I have never had a problem with the drive.

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