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Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drives
320 / 500 / 750GB*


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. Beyond its technical capabilities, the practicality of the Canvio Basics portable hard drive is evident in the drive’s pocket-sized form factor which not only makes it easy to carry but also conforms to Toshiba’s environmental efforts to reduce materials used in production. In addition, the Canvio Basics’ packaging is made from 100 percent recyclable materials.  

  • Up to 750GB* of Storage Capacity
  • Easy to Use with Simple Plug-and-Play Operation
  • USB Powered for Portability**
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
pdfCanvio_Basics Datasheet


320GB* - Capable of storing up to:
91,000 digital photos, 91,000 digital music files or 260 digital movies**

500GB* - Capable of storing up to:
142,000 digital photos, 131,000 digital music files or 410 digital movies**

750GB* - Capable of storing up to:
214,000 digital photos, 197,000 digital music files or 610 digital movies**

 Drive Overview 

USB 2.0

 Transfer Rate

Up to 480Mb/s

 Drive Dimensions (W x D x H)

79mm (3.1") x 118.9mm (4.7") x 13.5mm (0.53")

 Drive Weight

5.02 oz

 Drive Warranty

Three (3) Year Limited Warranty


RoHS Compliant***

 Country of Origin

Assembled in China with drive manufactured in Japan, Philippines, Thailand, or China.


Microsoft Windows**** XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 computers with available USB 2.0 Port

 System Requirements



FCC/CE/UL/cUL RoHS Compatible

 Package Overview 
 Package Dimensions (W x D x H)

127.5mm (5") x 46.5mm (1.8") x 169.5mm (6.7")

 Package Weight

10 oz

 Package Contents

USB 2.0 Cable4*****
Quick Install Guide
3 Year Limited Warranty

*One Terabyte (1TB) = 1,000 Gigabytes (GB). One Gigabyte (1GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 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 therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity will also be less if the computer includes one or more pre-installed operating systems, pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

**Examples of the number of photos, songs, movies, and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size, format, settings, features, operating system, software, and other factors.

***RoHS Compatible: This product is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC. Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), which restricts use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE.

****Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries

*****While most systems provide sufficient power over the USB port for the Toshiba Portable External Hard Drive, a few manufacturers and some older systems limit this power. If you find that your Toshiba Portable External Hard Drive does not spin up, you may require a USB “Y” cable. This cable combines the power from two USB ports to provide ample power to your drive. Please contact Toshiba SDD Technical Support for information on obtaining a “Y” cable.