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Toshiba Canvio Connect 500GB Portable External Hard Drive, Red

Toshiba Canvio Connect 500GB Portable External Hard Drive, Red

BY TOSHIBA #13 in Hard Drives

4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.75 / 5 based on 16 Reviews

Product Description

The Canvio Connect lets you store your files in a centralized place next to your computer, giving you easy access to your files whenever you need them - whether you are at home or away from home. Get peace of mind knowing your data is protected. The included NTI Backup Now EZ software scans your system and offers customizable backup options for your computer. Choose between backing up your files and folders to the cloud, backing up your files and folders to your Canvio Connect portable hard drive, backing up everything saved on your computer, or choose all three for the most comprehensive coverage. Click the restore button and you can recover a file, folder, or your entire system. You can even schedule your backup to run automatically at any time and day - ensuring your files are always protected. Secure your backup files with password-protected data encryption, (up to 256-bit), to help keep your backup safe and prevent unauthorized access. Stay connected with your friends and family. Get the full Canvio Connect experience with the Pogoplug PC. Leave your Canvio Connect at home, connected to your PC and still have complete access to all your files, photos, music and movies on any computer, smartphone or tablet - anywhere, anytime. You can even share massive files and folders instantly from your PC and Canvio Connect with Pogoplug. As an extra bonus, Canvio Connect includes 10GB of free cloud storage for storing always-available copies of important files. see more...

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Toshiba Canvio Connect 500GB Portable External Hard Drive, Red
Toshiba Canvio Connect 500GB Portable External Hard Drive, Red
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Ruth M.
Doral, FL
184 reviews
Techie Expert Level 2
Good Drive, but Had to make Adjustments to Computer to work.
Like many, this external hard drive constantly connected and disconnected. I had to change my USB power settings so it would stay connect. I am not happy I had to do this, but it is more of an issue with the design of USB 3.0 ports and power distribution to them than a Toshiba problem. Also, I did not find a problem with the USB cord between the hard drive and the computer as some have reported. However, external hard drive manufactures should know the USB 3.0 problem and warn the public. My rating is based on the failure of Toshiba to communicate a possible problem with the power settings on USB 3.0 ports. It would help if the product came with a quick reference card noting possible problems with computer settings so I would not waste so much of my time diagnosing the problem.
This is what I did to make it stay connected - control panel/power options/change plan settings/change advanced power settings/USB settings /USB selective suspend setting
Then set the plugged in option to disabled.
cristol l.
Jersey City, NJ
144 reviews
awesome product that you can carry all over the place with you whether to school, work or to a friends home, its light weight holds a plenty of memory i think its reasonably priced product for the advantage of getting extra memory without having to add onto your computer different products which cost a fortune in comparison it is definitely better for and it comes in plenty of colors for anyone who has a color preference. 
Renee J.
Fishkill, NY
118 reviews
This is really easy to use and great to have to keep memory on pc free. My only issue is that I have not seen a way to password protect the files . It is an option it is hard to figure out. My next complaint is that you need more than one in case one fails . They aren't cheap enough for the average person to purchase more than one
Heath C.
156 reviews
I currently own a 1TB canvio external hard drive and i love it!!! Great way to save space on my laptop and also a great way to save pics and videos of my family!!! Great product will continue to purchase after mine is full!! I def recommend to any and everyone!!!
Dolores C.
19 reviews
Tengo este disco duro desde hace algún tiempo. Es muy útil y funciona bastante bien. Lo recomiendo ya que es una forma de mantener seguro tus archivos ( en el caso de que el ordenador se te estropee); y es una buena manera de no tener el ordenador tan lleno.
Estrella T.
69 reviews
This is so convenient to have! It has a lot of space, it's great for storing pictures! It's effective and won't disappoint you! I'm impressed with this hard drive!
Ericka J.
Mesquite, TX
181 reviews
Techie Expert Level 3
This product very good for save files its a little pricey but your getting what you paid for and nothing less then expected. You can never get enough of having storage.
Lauren H.
39 reviews
Techie Expert Level 1
These are great for storing movies and shows that you don't want cluttering up your PC or online storage. They're also compact which makes spring them easy.
sawany r.
Doral, FL
335 reviews
Unas de las mejores marcar en pc y en todos sus accesorios, lo recomiendo si quieres tener tus archivos más seguro!
Amber D.
Toledo, OH
179 reviews
This is so pretty and holds a lot of stuff off of your computer. This helps you store much
BMonroe P.
Baltimore, MD
133 reviews
I see these all around walmart . What are they used for ?

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