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Toshiba 500GB USB 2.0
5.6 out of 10

Toshiba 500GB USB 2.0

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Reviews and Problems with Toshiba 500GB USB 2.0

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Overall 6
6.0

The good & the Ugly

Don Pep, Amazon
29 May 2010
  • Summary: I've purchased two of these 500 gigs drives almost 2 years ago. Kept the first one, which is still running flawlessly even though it spent the past 6 months being carried in a backpack with no case or any other protection.
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Overall 6
6.0

Faulty USB cable

Scott Whaley, Amazon
7 February 2010
  • Summary: At first, all was fine. Plugged it into my Mac and it worked. A couple weeks later I tried it again. The drive icon never came up on screen. I tried it on another computer with the same problem. So I tried a USB cable from my Canon camera. That solved it-- on both computers. Call it bad luck.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but slow data transfer

A. A. Butt, Amazon
30 January 2010
  • Summary: I bought this disk mainly to keep my pc backup. The good price tag, and cool look definitely helped. I like the product, and there are no major issues yet. However, it seems that the data transfer rate is not as good as I had hoped, and it takes very long to make backups.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Drive but cord disconnects easily

Harry Mason, Amazon
24 March 2009
  • Summary: I ordered the 320G version based on the great reviews, but I am having a problem. The USB cord is a loose fit. I have tried other USB cords with it, so, it's not that the USB cord is flawed, it's the socket on the drive that is slightly too large for a secure fit.
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Overall 6
6.0

Seijin

Seijin, Amazon
30 May 2010
  • Summary: I don't know what I think of this HDD. I had a HDD problem with my laptop so I bought this. I began installing windows on it and then since my laptop doesn't turn on anymore. I don't know.. :/
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Overall 6
6.0

Great external drive with a rubbish USB cable

Paul H, Amazon
30 May 2010
  • Summary: 500 Gig in a tiny neat case, it looks good but the USB cable that comes with it is too short and the small USB end that fits into the drive is loose and falls out because the plug is badly moulded. The drive is good value but make sure you have decent alternative cable before you use it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent external hard drive

Book Pusher, Amazon
29 May 2010
  • Summary: This drive works well, is a small size, and good capacity for the money. The drawback is that my transfer speed is a little lower than normal for USB 2, about 10 mbs per second rather than the 15 I get from some other external (3.5") drives. Nice and portable though, so makes up for the speed.
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Overall 6
6.0

Warning to Mac users

M. S. Clark, Amazon
29 May 2010
  • Summary: The drive comes with a thick paper quick start guide in about 20 languages which just says to refer to the users manual on the drive!! On a Mac you can read the drive but not copy any data to it as it is formatted for Windows7 only, unlike a USB memory stick which instantly works on both systems.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice but very SLOW

Amazon Customer "K Jacobs", Amazon
24 March 2010
  • Summary: Arrived today and looks nice and sturdy, but when i started to transfer my media files the estimated time for 200gb was 70hrs (download these files off the net faster) so I started to do it one folder at a time and the first folder of just over 30gb has been transferring now for 4hrs and still has...
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Overall 6
6.0

Mac compatibility but at the expense of PC compatability

R. Day "Tricky", Amazon
22 December 2009
  • Summary: I had trouble copying files to this drive on my Mac formatted as it came from the box (FAT32) which repeated formats in both my Mac and PC would not solve. Eventually formatting the drive as MacOS Journaled solved the problem but the drive is not be readable under Windows.
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