Canvio Advance

Toshiba Canvio Advance Portable Hard Drive

  • Compact design in trendy colors
  • Stylish, Textured Finish
  • Auto backup
  • Password protection
  • 2-year limited warranty3

Take Life Anywhere

Toshiba’s Canvio Advance portable hard drive allows creators to do what they do best–anywhere their lives take them–offering high storage capacity, quick access to your stored content and the time-tested reliable performance they need.

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Key Features

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Store It All - In Style

Step up your storage with up to 4TB1 capacity so you can take your massive collection of photos, music, and videos with you on the go - and still have space for all your other important files, too. Choose from up to four trendy colors in a stylish, textured finish, so your portable storage can stand out as much as you do.

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Back up Automatically

Avoid losing valuable content with the included* Toshiba Storage Backup Software for your PC. The intuitive interface makes backing up your data a breeze. Simply set the time and intervals for your backups and let the software take care of the rest.

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Protect Your Data

Prevent unauthorized users from accessing your private information with the included* Toshiba Storage Security Software, allowing you to secure your hard drive with a unique password.

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Portable Peace of Mind

The Canvio Advance is built to Toshiba’s world-class quality standards, offering time-tested reliable performance and backed by a 2-year limited warranty3, so you can feel confident to create wherever inspiration moves you.

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What's in the Box

  • Toshiba Canvio Advance Portable Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable (works with USB 2.0)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Downloadable Software*
  • 2-year standard limited warranty

Toshiba Canvio Advance Portable External Hard Drive


Capacity1 up to 4TB
Interface USB 3.0
USB 2.0
Interface Transfer Rate2 Up to 5 Gb/s  (USB 3.0)
Up to 480 Mb/s  (USB 2.0)
Size (mm) 1TB, 2TB : 78(W) x 109(L) x 14(H)
4TB: 78(W) x 109(L) x 19.5(H)
Color Black, Red, White, Green
Weight (g) 1TB/2TB: 149
4TB: 217.5
System Requirements4 Formatted NTFS for Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1
Requires reformatting for macOS® v11.5.2/ v10.15 / v10.14 / v10.13
Available USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 Port


Model Number Capacity1 Colors Interface
HDTCA10XK3AA 1TB Black USB 3.0
HDTCA20XK3AA 2TB Black USB 3.0
HDTCA40XK3CA 4TB Black USB 3.0
HDTCA10XW3AA 1TB White USB 3.0
HDTCA20XW3AA 2TB White USB 3.0
HDTCA40XW3CA 4TB White USB 3.0
HDTCA10XG3AA 1TB Green USB 3.0
HDTCA20XG3AA 2TB Green USB 3.0
HDTCA40XG3CA 4TB Green USB 3.0

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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 5 Gbit/s is the 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.

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

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

*Software is available via a free download that is subject to Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation's and/or Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc's. standard End User License Agreement. Software is compatible with Windows-based PC only.

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

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