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Toshiba-canvio.33683358
7.5 out of 10

Toshiba Canvio

Toshiba Canvio The Toshiba CANVIO™ portable hard drive prov Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Toshiba Canvio

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Overall 6
6.0

Better for PCs than Macs

Lisa, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: This was purchased for a Mac, since it said it was for Macs and PCs. What I did not realize was I had to totally reformat it to be used for the Mac. Knowing this, I would have purchased a different model. It was usable, but not as simply as I expected (which is totally my fault -- just want to save someone else the time!).
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Overall 6
6.0

Better than the last one

Ter, Staples
28 August 2014
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

yukon93, Walmart
9 August 2014
  • Summary: good features,programs/good size/use as a ex back up for games info.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

kingfisher99, Walmart
6 August 2014
  • Summary: I originally purchased for use with my computer for backup purposes.Worked great for that. I then have since tried to use with my dish sat service to move DVR records to it. Not sure if it is this drive or something with my Dish hopper but after moving some DVR recordings to the drive I am now getting error messages and Movies will now not transfer.
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor connection with the supplied cord

Julius Glickstein, Amazon
3 August 2014
  • Summary: This hard drive was purchased as the supplemental hard drive to my laptop. The hard drive itself work fine. However the connection between the supplied double micro USB cord with the hard drive itself is less than desired. Very often the connection is lost. I have another piece with the same connection and it has the same problem. Therefore I gave it 3 stars.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK drive, but probably get better software

Sherry Watson, Amazon
28 July 2014
  • Summary: I've only just started playing with the drive, but so far I'm not too excited. It is portable, and cute, and has about 1.8G of space. But it won't work on the USB hub--the computer couldn't find the drive & the drive made a clock-ticking noise. It Will work if directly plugged into a USB hub on the computer, but it caused an "NTLDR missing" error which I haven't corrected yet--apparently tries to make the computer boot through the drive rather than by normal means...
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Overall 6
6.0

Toshiba Canvio 3.0 500GB

Hokus, Staples
24 July 2014
  • Excerpt: "This is a very easy unit to set up and run. I'm using Windows 7 and it set up o.k. Nice and compact so it doesn't hog up a lot of desktop space. I bought two of them. One I store my files on and the other one backs up the first one. When I did my first back up it took a total of 10 and 1/2 hours to back up 250 GB's of data. So.....that was all day!
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Overall 6
6.0

ok

tjdomerny, Staples
17 July 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Not Easily Compatible With Mavericks

Mike, B&H Photo
14 July 2014
  • Excerpt: No issues with plug and play with Microsoft Windows 8 or Apple Lion 10.7.5 but not so easy with Apple Mavericks 10.9.4. I gave up trying to run this Toshiba drive on my iMac Mavericks computer but then again I bought it to use with the Mac Book Pro - Lion 10.7.5 anyway. I imagine there is a way to reformat it using Apple's Disk Utility but that just seems like an unnecessary chore not to mention the time and effort I spent before I discovered the solution.
  • Pros: Compact
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Livefor3, Walmart
13 July 2014
  • Summary: I bought this product online and was a great deal. However when I started to use it, it made a clicking noise. So I took it back.
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