Toshiba Canvio Desk

The Good The Toshiba Canvio Desk offers fast USB 3.0 performance, a practical design, and is relatively affordable.

The Bad The Toshiba Canvio Desk caps at only 3TB (and not 4TB). Its power adapter is a bit bulky.

The Bottom Line The Toshiba Canvio Desk is a frills-free, solid performer for desktop users looking for a backup drive or to expand their storage space.

Editors' Rating
  • Setup 8.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Support 7.0
7.6 Overall

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Review

A storage workhorse for desktop users

Toshiba Canvio Desk is the latest addition to Toshiba's external hard drive family and for now is the company's single-volume solution that offers the most storage space: up to 3TB.

Supporting USB 3.0, the new Canvio Desk offered excellent performance in my testing and proved to be pleasant to use thanks to its versatile design and solid performance. On top of that, the new drive also comes with a complete backup solution that covers all bases, including online backup, files and folder backup, and complete system backup.

With a street price of around $150 for 3TB (the 2TB and 1TB cost accordingly less), the Toshiba Canvio Desk is one of the best backup solutions for your Windows desktop computer at home. If you're looking for a drive that offers up to 4TB of storage space, also check out the Seagate GoFlex Desk.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $200
  • Brand Toshiba
  • Color Category black
  • Capacity 3 TB
  • Hard Drive Type external hard drive
  • Buffer Size 32 MB
  • Average Seek Time 14 ms
  • Spindle Speed 5700 rpm
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