Toshiba Canvio External Hard Drive: Desktop

The excessive testing strategy ensures its reliability that is evident from the three year warranty that it offers

The Toshiba Canvio External Hard Drive for Desktop usage (HDWC240XK3J1) features high storage capacity with convenience. Its dual orientation designs demands the least space and it requires less time for full-system backups and disaster recovery.
According to the manufacturers, the excessive testing strategy ensures its reliability that is evident from the three year warranty that it offers. The package contains Toshiba Canvio External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 Cable, AC Power Adapter and Quick Start Guide.
Out of the box, the Canvio Desk is formatted in NTFS; all you need to do is plug it in the power outlet and connect it to a Windows computer’s USB port to use it. The drive, obviously, offers its best performance when connected to a USB 3.0 port. Mac users aren’t to be left out though, as the drive can be reformatted to work with Mac OS.

Toshiba Canvio External Hard Drive: Desktop

The Pros

  • 4 TB data storage
  • USB plug an play
  • USB 3.0 and 2.0 Compatibility
  • Automatic backup (scheduled)
  • Flexible design (suitable for home and work place)
  • System backup and recovery (full support)
  • 3 years warranty

The Cons

  • Bit noisy
  • Slow transfer
The Canvio Desk comes pre-installed with NTI Backup Now EZ software. It is a simple backup program, which allows users to do incremental backups to a full system restore. Backup options include specific files and folders, or the user can specify the type of files they want to back up by category, like photos. Once configured, users can setup the software to backup files to their desired scheduled, be it daily, weekly or continuous.
The Toshiba Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive is a 4 star drive that protects your valuable data from unauthorized access by featuring secured backup with a password. According to some consumers it may get noisy while accessing data, but it is bearable.
An excellent feature is its warranty for three years which is missing in most of the similar devices, hence making it a superior choice.

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7.6 Total Score
Good

With the Canvio Desk, high capacity meets a high level of convenience. These space-saving external storage devices come in sizes ranging up to a ginormous six terabytes (6TB).

Capacity
9.5
Performance
5
Features
6
Price
10
PROS
  • Automatic backup (scheduled)
  • System backup and recovery (full support)
  • 3 years warranty
CONS
  • Bit noisy
  • Slow transfer
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