Toshiba Consumer Storage

Toshiba Canvio® Basics Portable External Hard Drive

Canvio® Basics
  • Up to 3TB1 to easily store and back up your content
  • Simple storage solutions for plug-and-play and drag-and-drop
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatible
  • Built-in internal shock sensor
Simple Storage in a Box

Simple Storage in a Box

Discover one of the easiest ways to add storage to your computer with Toshiba's Canvio® Basics portable hard drive, offering one of the simplest storage solutions right out of the box. Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drives offer plug and play ease of use with no software to install. Just connect it to the USB port on your computer and you are good to go.
Great Place to Put It All

Great Place to Put It All

For those who want easy, effective drag-and-drop storage to manage their growing digital library, the Canvio® Basics is a great solution. Offering up to 3 terabyte of capacity1, and powered by USB 3.0 technology, it lets you copy even some of the largest files off your PC and onto the drive faster than ever before.
Portable Peace of Mind

Portable Peace of Mind

Offering a built-in internal shock sensor and ramp-loading technology, Canvio® Basics portable hard drives help safeguard your data against accidents, drops and unfortunate real-life scenarios. And thanks to a one-year limited warranty, you’ll get peace of mind. 


Capacities1: 3TB

Interface: USB 3.0

Transfer Rate2: Up to 5 Gb/s3

     3TB (LxWxH):
          119.4 × 78.7 × 20.5 (mm)
          4.7 x 3.1 x 0.81 (inch)

Color: Black

     3TB: 230 g (8.11 oz) max

     Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive
     USB 3.0 Cable (works with USB 2.0)
     Quick Start Guide

1 Year Limited Warranty4

System Requirements5
     Formatted NTFS for Microsoft® Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows® 7
     Available USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 Port

1 One Gigabyte (1GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes and One Terabyte (1TB) means 1012 = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB = 240 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and other factors.

2 Transfer rate may vary depending on user’s system configuration and capabilities.

3 5 Gbps is the maximum interface transfer rate per the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending on your system configuration and other factors.

4 One (1) year standard limited warranty applies. The warranty brochure is preloaded on the hard drive or can be viewed online at

5 Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.

Product specifications, colors, features, and availability are subject to change without notice.

Windows and Microsoft are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Mac, OS X and Time Machine are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
CANVIO is a trademark of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

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