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Toshiba Canvio The Best External Portable Hard Drive

Updated on December 4, 2013

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Currently there are three leading manufacturers of portable external hard drive, Seagate, Western Digital and Toshiba. For the product features, they are almost the same. Speed, reliability, durability, they are all good. What I like most from Toshiba Canvio is the Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology that cannot be found from Western Digital and Seagate. Aside from that, Toshiba Canvio External Hard Disk Drive offers a 3 year limited warranty compared to Western Digital and Seagate which only give 2 years limited warranty.

Image Credit: Toshiba Canvio 1.0 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - HDTC610XR3B1 (Red)

Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology - Why is it a great advantage?

toshiba external portable hard drive
toshiba external portable hard drive

Western Digital have shock tolerance, On the other hand Toshiba have shock sensor, meaning, when your hard disk drive sense a rapid movement, before your hard drive fell or introduce to any kind of shock, your hard drive will keep your files safe. The needle will go back to its ramp and avoid scratching your hard disk that can cause corrupt or damage data. This is far better than shock tolerance offered by Western Digital.

Toshiba Portable Hard Drive - Canvio 1.0 TB USB 3.0

Toshiba Canvio Portable Hard Drive will allow you to transfer your large media file easily. It protects your precious files from damage. It provids file, folder and full system backup and recovery with pre-loaded backup software. You can secure your backup with password.

Toshiba Canvio 1.0 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - HDTC610XK3B1 (Black)
Toshiba Canvio 1.0 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - HDTC610XK3B1 (Black)

This is the smartest and simplest way to store and preserve your most precious files, photos, and memories. Toshiba Canvio have a built in shock sensor that will really give you a peace of mind!


Western Digital Portable Hard Drive - My Passport 1 TB USB 3.0

WD My Passport 1TB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 Black
WD My Passport 1TB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 Black

Sleek, compact design

Automatic backup software

Password protection and hardware encryption

Data Transfer Rate on USB up to 5 Gbps

2-Year Limited Warranty


Seagate Portable External Hard Drive - Backup Plus 1 TB USB 3.0

(Old Model) Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0  (Black)(STBU1000100)
(Old Model) Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (Black)(STBU1000100)

Save and Share feature

Have pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac

Features USB 3.0 for quick data transfer rates

2-year limited warranty


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    • TolovajWordsmith profile image

      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana

      External portable hard drives can be real life savers. Thanks for reminder:)

    • Deadicated LM profile image

      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for all the good information; I wasted my money on a Western Digital it blew and I was told it would cost $1,000. to recover my data. Wish I read this Lens before I wasted $265 (this was back a couple of years ago, now external hard-drives are much more affordable, the last one I bought was under $100.).


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