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Toshiba Portable Hard Drive
320 / 500 / 640GB* / External / USB 2.0

Available in: ***Liquid Blue, Komodo Green, Rocket Red & Vivid White.

Portability, Reliability and Recovery. Computer backup made simple. Toshiba's Portable Hard Drives make computer backup simple. Our drives take the complexity out of backing up your computer data by providing easy-to-use backup software for both Windows and Mac users. Powered by USB 2.0, you can take your files just about anywhere. Just one click and you're on your way to creating a digital safety net to help protect your files. Toshiba's next generation Portable Hard Drives feature complete system backup (Windows only), password protection for added security and enhanced software features. Plug in the drive, load the software and you'll have peace of mind in knowing that all of your important digital photos, music, movies and documents are backed up, protected and portable. The software runs in the background capturing updates to files and automatically saving them to the external drive. Toshiba's Portable External Hard Drives work with both Mac and PC computers and include software that makes backing up your computer simple. With everything you need right in the box, Toshiba's External Hard Drives are the ultimate combination of storage and style.

  • File & Folder Backup and Recovery
  • Complete System Backup and Recovery (Windows Only)
  • Password-Protected Data Encryption
  • Drive Space Alert
  • Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology Helps Protect the Drive
  • USB Powered for Portability**
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
pdfUSB_Portable_Ext_Hard_Drive Datasheet

Series Overview 
 Drive Capacity

320GB* - Capable of storing up to:
91,000 digital photos, or 84,000 digital music files, or 260 downloaded digital movies

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

640GB* - Capable of storing up to:
182,000 digital photos, or 168,000 digital music files, or 520 downloaded digital movies

 Buffer Size8MB
Physical Size 
 Dimensions (W)x(D)x(H)81 mm (3.19") x 127 mm (5") x 16.5 mm (0.65")
 Weight6oz (10oz packaged)
*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.

**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 ToshibaDirect for information on purchasing a "Y" cable.

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

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