Conclusion: Note a trend: They're all called "Slim." Like we said in the beginning, since physics and the drive mechanisms inside dictate so much, these drives are by necessity similar. However, if you intend to rely heavily on the bundled software, rather than just using the drive as a drag-and-drop destination for files, you'll want to look at the contents of those bundles carefully. We preferred the more unified approaches of the Seagate and WD drives.
Pros: Aluminum-sided design, Activity light signals USB 2.0 or 3.0 connection, Nifty (if patchwork) software bundle, including password-protection utility
Cons: Use of password-protection utility requires foresight, No 2TB capacity, Slightly behind other 1TB portables in our tests
Summary: The Toshiba Canvio with its good performance doesn’t surprise us. Most of the drives we’ve tested in the past come with more or less the same kind of scores. The USB 2.0 speed limitation has never made external portable hard drives an exciting space. The Canvio 1TB unfortunately is no different. The larger capacity and the pricing is what makes or breaks this product. The MRP for the product was stated at Rs. 10,990. The market price on the other hand is around Rs.
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.
Excerpt: If you are the one looking for a trouble free and efficient drag-and-drop storage back up for managing your growing digital library, then the new Toshiba 500GB Canvio USB 3.0 would work like a boon for you. For the reasons that it is integrated with up to 1.5 terabyte of capacity, and is powered by USB 3.0 technology, that allow the users to store even some of the largest files and on the drive quicker than ever before.
Excerpt: Fazit: Die Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB zeigt im Test keine Schwächen, liefert aber auch keine Top-Ergebnisse. Die Transferraten sind mit knapp 100 MByte/s knapp über dem Durchschnitt und auch der Stromverbrauch kann sich sehen lassen. Das Highlight ist aber der niedrige Preis: Mit nur 4,3 Cent pro GByte gehört die Toshiba zu den günstigsten Festplatten in unserer Bestenliste.
Pros: Gute Transferraten, Relativ niedriger Stromverbrauch, Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis