Toshiba Consumer Storage

Toshiba Canvio® for Desktop External Hard Drive

External HDD Canvio for Desktop
  • Up to 6TB1 to easily store and back up your digital content
  • Stylish and versatile design
  • Easy to setup and use
  • System, local, and cloud2 backup
  • Built-in security slot to help keep your drive safe
  • PC and Mac® compatible3
Centralize Your Files

Centralize Your Files

Toshiba Canvio® for Desktop External Hard Drive lets you store your files in a centralized place next to your computer. It is easy to set up and is excellent for expanding your storage needs. The built-in USB 3.0 Interface significantly improves file transfer performance for large media files and dramatically minimizes the wait time for backup. Plus, it is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices.
Safeguard Your Valuable Content

Safeguard Your Valuable Content

Get peace of mind knowing your data is protected. The included backup software4 scans your system and offers customizable backup options for your computer. Choose among full system, local, cloud2 backup or all three for the most comprehensive coverage.
PC and Mac® Compatible

PC and Mac® Compatible3

Canvio® for Desktop Hard Drives are preformatted NTFS for Windows® PC. Plus, the drive comes with a NTFS driver for Mac® allowing you to store and access files from the PC and Mac® without reformatting5.
Stylish and Versatile Design

Stylish and Versatile Design

The Canvio® for Desktop offers massive storage in a compact design that saves your precious desk space. This drive is designed to be stylish and versatile on your desktop—supporting both horizontal and vertical orientation to fit your space, whether in your home or office. Its fan-less design makes drive operation whisper quiet while keeping the drive cool.

Canvio® for Desktop Features

  • Versatile orientation that fits your space in your home or office
  • High capacity storage up to 6TB1 in a compact form factor – great for centralizing your content

Safeguard Your Valuable Data

  • Local and Cloud2 backup4
  • Full system backup and recovery4
  • Secure backup with password4
  • Schedule automatic backup4

Easy to Set Up

  • USB plug and play
  • USB 3.0 + USB 2.0 compatible

PC and Mac Friendly

  • PC & Mac® compatible3. Stores and access files from PC and Mac® without reformatting.5

Peace of Mind


Capacity1: 3TB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB

Interface: USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)

Transfer Rate7:
     Up to 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0)8
     Up to 480GB/s (USB 2.0)

Size (LxWxH): 167.0 x 129.5 x 41.5 (mm)

Color: Black

Weight: 1,000 g approximate

     Toshiba Canvio® for Desktop Hard Drive
     USB 3.0 Cable (works with USB 2.0)
     AC Power Adapter
     Quick Start Guide
     Preloaded Software

System Requirements3
     Formatted NTFS for Microsoft® Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows® 7
     OS X® 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8 with included NTFS driver for Mac
     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 Free 30-day trial of cloud backup included\.

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

4 The preloaded NTI Backup Now EZ software is compatible with Windows® OS only.

5 Reformatting to HFS+ required for use with Time Machine® software.

6 Two (2) year standard limited warranty applies. The warranty brochure is preloaded on the hard drive or can be viewed online at

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

8 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.

Product specifications, 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.
NTI Backup Now EZ is a trademark of NTI Corporation in the US and/or other countries.

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