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Toshiba's Canvio Basics for the PC requires only a single step to start saving and transporting important files: Plug it in. With no software necessary to install and available with 320, 500, or 750GB of storage space, the Canvio Basics portable hard drive offers a hassle-free, high capacity storage solution right out of the box.
Product Title: Toshiba Canvio E05A050BAU2XK 500 GB External Hard Drive - Black
Power Score: 2.8 | 10 Reviews
Cable Connectors: USB
Parent Retsku: B004HW7J74
Product Reviews (10)
USB Device not recognised in XP problem solved
I bought a Canvio® Basics 1TB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive P/N E05A100BBU2AK (1TB) last night. Attempts to plug into my USB 1.1 ports very often brings up the pop up "USB Device Not Recognised". However, If I plug the USB just halfway into the port (the white light wll brink for a few seconds & then become steady), then push the USB all the way into the port, "This USB device can perform...
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I bought a Canvio® Basics 1TB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive P/N E05A100BBU2AK (1TB) last night. Attempts to plug into my USB 1.1 ports very often brings up the pop up "USB Device Not Recognised". However, If I plug the USB just halfway into the port (the white light wll brink for a few seconds & then become steady), then push the USB all the way into the port, "This USB device can perform faster if you connect it to a Hi-speed USB 2.0 port" will pop up (normal to see this when a USB 2.0 device is detected by a USB 1.1 port), the light will brink for about 1 minute & the drive will then appear in my computer. The reason for just first pushing in halfway is for the USB to have sufficient time to obtain the 5V power (while the hard drive is unable to become connected & hence misdetected) before it is later pushed all the way in when the external drive is being detected since the contacts are then made. My Pentium III PC took 1 minute & 12 sec to detect the drive because it's port is USB 1.1 & the speed is much slower than USB2.0 ports.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Oct 20, 2011
Great data storage
i have this drive bout 4 month, im very satisfied with this drive, cheap on price, but good on performance, I recommend this drive
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Oct 11, 2011
I've been using this drive for last two months. It was working good only 45gb info used. After copy a couple of movies total 20gb drive started to conect-reconect to the usb port until had to format and lose all data. The drive didn't work anymore and have to return it back. Waste of money.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Aug 30, 2011
Easy to crash
Owned this drive less than six months. Crashed with IMPORTANT data. I will have to hire a data recovery service! I do NOT recommend this drive for important stuff - period. I will be using online data storage in the future.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Jul 17, 2011
I purchased this hard drive 7mos ago. At first we had issues with it backing up but then fixed it. Now it crashed-the hard drive started ticking and we have lost everything. From past experiences ticking noise is not a good thing.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Jun 9, 2011