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.
There are several different “versions” of Toshiba Canvio external hard drive.
Here’s a comparison of the different versions of Canvio:
Toshiba Canvio Versions Comparison
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 easily be reformatted to work with Mac OS.
- 4TB data storage
- USB plug and 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
- It’s a little bit noisy!
- Slow transfer rates
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.
Toshiba Canvio Specifications & Technical Details
|Hard Drive Type||4 TB Portable|
|Item model number||HDTCA40XG3CA|
|Hardware Platform||PC, Mac|
|Item Weight||7.7 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.3 x 3.1 x 0.77 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||4.3 x 3.1 x 0.77 inches|
|Flash Memory Size||4 MB|
|Hard Drive Interface||USB 3.0|
|Country of Origin||Philippines|
|Date First Available||January 7, 2021|
Toshiba Canvio Unboxing & Benchmark
Check out this 3TB Toshiba Canvio External Hard Drive (USB 3.0) Unboxing and Benchmarking video on YouTube: