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Lunch » Tags » Office & School Supplies » Reviews » Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable E05A032BAU2XK 320 GB 2.5' External Hard Drive - Black. 320GB E05A032BAU2XK USB 2.0 5400 RPM 8MB USBHD. USB 2.0 - 5400 rpm - 8 MB Buffer » User review

Functional, Fast, Portable

  • Feb 18, 2012
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This is a very stylish and compact hard drive that is ideal for people who travel a lot and need their data wherever they are, or for sharing large files between different computers. I got this HDD primarily for backing up my Macbook Air. I needed something light and portable that will give me a peace of mind about the safety of my data. My Mac instantly recognized the HDD and I was asked if I wanted to use it for backups. The initial backup took a while due to the amount of data that needed to be copied, but all the subsequent incremental backups were very fast. I was also able to quickly transfer additional files to the HDD. I also tested it with my Windows 7 machine. Although I did not try to use it as a backup for that computer, I was still able to transfer files to and from it.

The HDD has a very elegant design, and in terms of its physical dimensions it slightly resembles an oversized smartphone. All in all, I am extremely satisfied with this product. If you don't need it immediately though, I would recommend waiting for it to go on sale - I got it when it was promoted as a Gold Box deal on Amazon.

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  • Standard Warranty: 3 Year Limited
  • Manufacturer/Supplier: Toshiba
  • Manufacturer Part Number: E05A032BAU2XK
  • Brand Name: Toshiba
  • Product Line: Canvio Basics
  • Product Series: Portable
  • Product Model: E05A032BAU2XK
  • Product Name: Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive
  • Marketing Information: Toshiba's Canvio Basics for the PC requires only a single step to start saving and transporting important files: Plug it in. With no software necessary to install and available with 320, 500, or 750GB of storage space, the Canvio Basics portable hard drive offers a hassle-free, high capacity storage solution right out of the box. A sleek solution with plenty of storage capacity for the growing amount of digital content, from photos and videos to music and documents, the Canvio Basics offers an intelligent combination of data protection, portability, and simplicity. The one plug ease-of-use is complemented by the drive's stylish design, courtesy of a glossy black finish and soft, rounded edges. Despite its light weight design and diminutive size, the Canvio Basics can add peace of mind by keeping files safe with its Internal Shock Sensor, Ramp Loading Technology, and a three year Limited Warranty.
  • Product Type: Hard Drive
  • Storage Capacity: 320 GB
  • Rotational Speed: 5400 rpm
  • Buffer: 8 MB
  • Host Interface: USB 2.0
  • Color: Black
  • Form Factor: External
  • Drive Width: 2.5'
  • Height: 0.5'
  • Width: 3.1'
  • Depth: 4.7'
  • Weight (Approximate): 5.20 oz
  • Package Contents: Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive , USB...
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