Toshiba Consumer Storage

Toshiba Canvio® Premium for Mac® Portable External Hard Drive

Canvio Premium for Mac
  • Premium diamond-cut metal finish design
  • Pre-formatted for Mac®
  • Password lock feature to help prevent unauthorized drive access
  • USB Type-C™ adapter to work with latest Mac® computers
  • Time Machine® Ready

Outstanding Match for Your Mac®

Toshiba’s Canvio® Premium for Mac® Portable External Hard Drive is designed for storing, backing up, accessing and sharing files on the go. Exceptionally sleek and stylish with a high quality diamond-cut aluminum design, it offers high-capacity storage and security that make it a great companion for your Mac® computer.

Canvio® Premium for Mac®
Ready for your Mac®

Ready for your Mac®

The Canvio® Premium for Mac® is designed to work with your Mac – right out of the box. No need to waste time reformatting the drive or installing complicated backup software. It is compatible with Apple® Time Machine® so you can back up your files easily on your Mac®.
Connectivity for Years to Come

Versatile Connectivity

The Canvio® Premium for Mac® comes with a USB Type-C Adapter so you can use it with the latest Mac® computer that has the new USB Type-C interface. Simply connect the Canvio® Premium for Mac® to your Type-C enabled Mac® computer (via the Adapter) to store your content so you can access it on the go. Plus, the Canvio® Premium’s built-in standard USB 3.0 interface works with an existing computer that has the regular USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 Type A port.
Secure Your Data

Secure Your Data

The Canvio® Premium for Mac® includes a password lock feature that helps prevent unauthorized access to your drive. Get peace of mind knowing your data is kept safe at home and at work.
Quality - Inside and Outside

Quality - Inside and Outside

The Canvio® Premium for Mac® is stylish and easy to carry - yet able to store even the largest digital libraries with up to 3TB1 storage capacity. The drive’s outer casing is meticulously crafted to achieve a premium diamond-cut metal finish in a sophisticated design. The drive inside includes an internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to help keep your drive safe on the go. Plus, Toshiba backs up this high quality standard with a three-year limited warranty
Canvio Premium for Mac

What’s in the Box

  • Toshiba Canvio® Premium for Mac® Portable External Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable (works with USB 2.0)
  • USB Type-C Adapter (Type A to C)
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Preloaded Software

Triple the Assurance

Like all Toshiba products, Canvio® Premium for Mac® Portable External Hard Drives were designed from the ground up with your needs and imagination in mind, then tested again and again for reliability. You can count on them to perform as advertised—every time. That's why they come with a solid three-year limited warranty6.

The warranty brochure is preloaded on the hard drive or can be viewed online at

Canvio Premium 3-Year Warranty

Canvio® Premium for Mac® Features

Sophisticated Design

  • Meticulously crafted, diamond-cut metal finish
  • In Silver and Graphite colors

Time Machine® Ready

  • Easily back up files on your Mac® - no need to reformat the drive.

USB Type-C Ready

  • Includes USB Type-C adapter to work with latest Mac® computers
  • Works with standard USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 computers
  • USB powered, no external power needed

Peace of Mind

  • Password lock feature to prevent unauthorized drive access
  • Includes carrying pouch to protect the drive while on the go
  • Backed by Toshiba’s 3-year limited warranty2


Capacity1: 1TB, 2TB, 3TB

Interface: USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)

Interface Transfer Rate3:
     Up to 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0)
     Up to 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)

     1TB: 109.0 (L) × 78.0 (W) × 13.5 (H) mm
     2TB, 3TB: 109.0 (L) × 78.0 (W) × 19.0 (H) mm

Color: Graphite, Silver

Weight: 1TB: 155 g, 2TB: 215 g, 3TB: 225 g

System Requirements4:
     Compatible with Apple® Time Machine®
     Formatted for OS X 10.11, 10.10,10.9,10.8, 10.7
     Available USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 Port

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

3 5 Gbps is the maximum 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.

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

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

Windows and Microsoft are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Mac, OS X and Time Machine are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
CANVIO is a trademark of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
NTI Backup Now EZ is a trademark of NTI Corporation in the US and/or other countries.

The support for Pogoplug® product services with Toshiba hard drives will terminate as of September 30, 2017 and new user registrations were disabled as of June 1, 2017. For more information, please click here.

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