Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive

  • Sleek, matte black design
  • Drag and drop file storage
  • USB plug & play
  • 1-year limited warranty

Built For Your Storage Convenience

Storing your photos, videos, and data has never been easier. Toshiba’s Canvio Basics portable hard drive offers up to 4TB1 of storage space in a sleek compact casing for increased portability. Simply plug it in to start saving and accessing your files. That’s storage made simple.

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Key Features

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Instant Storage

One of the easiest ways to add storage to your computer with simple plug-and-play operation. Ready to use with your PC and no software installation required. Intuitively drag and drop files to and from your laptop or PC.

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Take it Anywhere

Built for life on the go, the Canvio Basics makes it easy to carry and store your files in a sleek lightweight design that’s compact enough to fit in your pocket.

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Speed Up Your PC

Free up space on your internal hard drive by transferring files to your portable hard drive. With up to 4TB1 capacity, you can save your massive collection of photos, music, and videos without slowing down your PC.

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What's in the Box

  • Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable (works with USB 2.0)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1-year standard limited warranty

Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable External Hard Drive


Capacities1 1TB, 2TB, 4TB
Interface USB 3.0 & 2.0
Interface Transfer Rate2 Up to 5 Gbit/s (USB 3.0)
Up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 2.0)
Size 1TB/2TB: 78(W) x 109(L) x 14(H) mm
4TB: 78(W) x 109(L) x 19.5(H) mm
Color Matte Black
Weight 1TB/2TB: 149g
4TB: 217.5g
System Requirements4 Formatted NTFS for Microsoft® Windows® 11, Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1
Requires reformatting for macOS® v12.0, v11.5, v10.15
Available USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 Port


Model Number Capacity1 Color Interface
HDTB510XK3AA 1TB Black USB 3.0
HDTB520XK3AA 2TB Black USB 3.0
HDTB540XK3CA 4TB Black 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. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

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 One (1) year standard limited warranty applies. The warranty brochure is preloaded on the hard drive or can be viewed online at: http://storage.toshiba.com/consumer-hdd/support/warranty-info.

4 Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system. Reformatting required for use with Mac® or other operating systems.

5 Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.

Product prices, specifications, configurations, colors, components, features, and availability are subject to change without notice.

Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies in the United States and other countries.

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

Canvio and the Canvio logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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