Conclusion: The Toshiba Canvio Slim II is a good all-around portable drive, with lots of storage space and easy compatibility with PCs and Macs alike.
Pros: Stylish design conceals formidable 1TB storage capacity. USB 3.0 connectivity makes it speedy, while preinstalled tools make it easy to back up and protect your data, and jump from PC to Mac without difficulty.
Summary: The ratings awarded to a product are derived from a number of tests and calculations, keeping certain important factors in mind. These factors consist of features, performance, quality and value for money. In case of software and some other categories, build quality might be replaced with ease of use or ease of installation. Products are compared with other products in a similar price range or product category.
Excerpt: With the constantly increasing volume of personal data, the requirement for a higher capacity portable storage will always be in demand. The capacity of portable storage drives has been evolving greatly and now with the implementation of the super-speed USB 3.0 interface, they are faster and roomier than ever before. These hard drives are as fast as internal hard drives, which means you can now transfer your data to and from the USB storage at blazing speeds.
Summary: In our file-copy test, whereby we hustle 30GB of data over its fat USB 3.0 pipe, the Toshiba took second place overall with a time of 10 minutes, 34 seconds, which was almost two minutes slower than the WD drive, but faster than the Adata unit. All in all, this is an excellent all-around backup drive. It’s not the highest-capacity or the thinnest drive ever, but it has great software, decent capacity, and is affordable—we don’t ask for much more in a USB storage device.
Pros: Sizable capacity; great software, affordable
Cons: Cloud storage trial didn’t work, no specs stand out
Conclusion: Overall, Toshiba 500GB Canvio USB 3.0 works as a great solution to share or transport digital content. With speeds of 5400 RPM, this external HDD deliver quality and reliability to great performing laptops, workstations, gamer systems, and even middle ?of ?the ?road laptops and netbooks.