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Canvio for Mac Portable Hard Drives
500 / 750GB / 1TB*
Expanded Storage in a Stunning, Pocket-sized Design

Available in: ***Radiant Silver & Infinite White

Toshiba proudly offers Mac** users the compact, easy-to-use Canvio® for Mac Portable Hard Drive lineup. Built out of Toshiba’s commitment to make backing up and recovering data a simple, near effortless affair, the new Canvio for Mac line provides Mac owners with up to one terabyte (1TB*) of storage space, with preloaded, Mac-customized backup software. The Canvio for Mac line makes data backup simple for everyone, from novice users to the most tech-savvy consumers. The included NTI® Shadow 5 for Mac software allows for fully-customized backup and synchronization, including the backup of specific folders, certain file types, or even a complete system backup and recovery of everything that is saved on the Mac.**** Complete password-protection with up to 256-bit data encryption prevents unauthorized access to data and a special Drive Space Alert monitor sends an onscreen update when storage space is running low. Available in either Radiant Silver with white accents on the top covers and a silver anti-slip side band or Infinite White with gray accents and a white band, the Canvio for Mac is an excellent companion to the full line of Mac computers.

  • Up to 1TB* of Storage Capacity
  • Easy to Use with Simple Plug-and-Play Operation
  • Customizable Backup Options
  • USB Powered for Portability*****
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
pdfCanvio_Mac_External_Hard_Drive Datasheet

 Drive Capacity

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 moviess*******

1TB* - Capable of storing up to:
285,000 digital photos, 263,000 digital music files, or 820 digital movies*******

 Drive Overview 

USB 2.0


Up to 480Mb/s

 Drive Dimensions (WxDxH)

500GB* - 79mm (3.1”) x 118.9mm (4.7”) x 13.5mm (0.53”)

750GB / 1TB* - 79mm (3.1”) x 118.9mm (4.7”) x 16.5mm (0.6")

 Drive Weight

500GB* - 5.2oz

750GB / 1TB* - 6.3oz

 Drive Warranty

Three (3) Year Limited Warranty


RoHS Compliant******

 Country of Origin

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


Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Apple Time Machine compatible, Mac computers with a 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

500GB* - 10oz

750GB / 1TB* - 11oz

 Package Contents

Toshiba Canvio Portable Hard Drive (preloaded with backup software)
USB 2.0 Cable*****
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.

**Mac and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

***Some colors may not be available in all drive sizes

****Only with Intel-based Mac computers.

*****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.

******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.

*******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.