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Toshiba 500GB USB 2.0
5.7 out of 10

Toshiba 500GB USB 2.0

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Overall 4
4.0

Crashed

MtnMan, Amazon
1 February 2014
  • Summary: Garbage. Died after 8 months of less than average load... Was fine up to that point. Reviews on other sites point to this being a bad drive. Don't trust these.
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Overall 4
4.0

WORKS RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX - SADLY MINE IS DEAD AFTER A YEAR.

PourHomme80, Amazon
1 May 2011
  • Summary: Great portable hard drive with ample space. Used it simultaneously on both my MAC AND PC with no problems on a very regular basis. The only gripe I had with this and with most of my externals is when I try to remove hardware from the PC, it takes a few tries before it shuts off and gives me the...
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Overall 4
4.0

Works great... until it dies

N. Simonis, Amazon
2 November 2010
  • Summary: I would have given this item a 5 start review, but it died 6 months after purchasing and I was unable to get a response from Toshiba about repair / replacement. When asked to enter the serial number online for repair information, the only response was that the item was out of warranty.
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Overall 4
4.0

Software crashed my laptop badly

B. Faulkner, Amazon
27 January 2010
  • Summary: Ran the backup software provided on this device and never got my laptop going again. Running a Dell M90 precision. This Dell is big powerhouse... a bug free, consistent, reliable workhorse with fully updated XP loaded as the OS. What a terrible fight.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed & Wary

Kevin Fink, Amazon
24 December 2009
  • Summary: I weighed the decision quite heavily: portable HD vs. desktop; Toshiba vs. WD; etc. Not sure I made the right choice. The unit is affordable, and I was on a budget - so the <$100 price tag (including shipping) was a major pull.
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Overall 4
4.0

NOT 500 GB!!!

Maggie M., Newegg
24 March 2009
  • Pros: I like that's it's thin and portable.
  • Cons: First of all, my hard drive did NOT have 500 GB, it only had 465 GB. Even when I formatted it and erased everything that came on it, it STILL only had 465 GB. Where is the missing 35 GB? That's a lot of space! Second, the USB cord is extremely short, I cant even sit the hard drive on top of my to...
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Overall 4
4.0

Extremely slow

Tawhid81, Amazon
30 May 2010
  • Summary: The product looks and feels great, no issues with installations when you first connect it - true plug & play. However, the data transfer rates are very very poor. It transfer at less than 150KB per second - to put it into context, it takes about half an hour to copy across around 270MB of data -...
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