Toshiba Canvio E05A050BAU2XK 500 GB External Hard Drive - Black

USB 2.0 - MPN: E05A050BAU2XK
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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.
Summary
Product Title Toshiba Canvio E05A050BAU2XK 500 GB External Hard Drive - Black
Manufacturer Toshiba
Lowest Price $89.91 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 2.8 | 10 Reviews
User Reviews
USB Device not recognised in XP problem solved
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

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.

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Great data storage
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

i have this drive bout 4 month, im very satisfied with this drive, cheap on price, but good on performance, I recommend this drive

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Wasted
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

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.

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Easy to crash
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

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.

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Toshiba 500
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

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.

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Apparently XP doesn't have correct driver
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Just purchased the 320 GB Canvio BASICS - Win 7 recognizes it, but Win XP (SP3) says "USB device not recognized". Apparently one needs a driver for Win XP, but there is absolutely nothing in Toshiba support for driver downloads. The box says it works in XP, but it doesn't

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Toshiba 500GB HDD
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I bought it three weeks ago. It is very slim and stylish. it works very fast. I never been disapponted by it. on windows xp and windows 7 its performance is good. I am happy to have it.

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Very Good Hard Drive
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

And very easy to use. Unpacked it & plugged it in. PC(with Windows 7) recognized it immediately. When backing up pc, it started out kind of slow but then made up for it. Think it was the right choice. Hope it doesn`t later dissappoint me. I was also advised by a friend that this was the hard drive to get,and he uses this all of the time.

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HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HARD DRIVE
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Very user-friendly. Highly recommend this product.

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did not recognize
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

when I hooked it up to my pc my pc has xp and it was not recognized by my pc so can not use it at all

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Product Details
Description
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.
Summary
Product Title Toshiba Canvio E05A050BAU2XK 500 GB External Hard Drive - Black
Manufacturer Toshiba
Lowest Price $89.91 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 2.8 | 10 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Cable Connectors: USB
Parent Retsku: B004HW7J74
Today's Average: $97.90
Today's Lowest: $97.90
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User Reviews
USB Device not recognised in XP problem solved
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

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.

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Great data storage
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

i have this drive bout 4 month, im very satisfied with this drive, cheap on price, but good on performance, I recommend this drive

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Wasted
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

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.

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Easy to crash
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

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.

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Toshiba 500
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

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.

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Apparently XP doesn't have correct driver
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Just purchased the 320 GB Canvio BASICS - Win 7 recognizes it, but Win XP (SP3) says "USB device not recognized". Apparently one needs a driver for Win XP, but there is absolutely nothing in Toshiba support for driver downloads. The box says it works in XP, but it doesn't

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Toshiba 500GB HDD
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I bought it three weeks ago. It is very slim and stylish. it works very fast. I never been disapponted by it. on windows xp and windows 7 its performance is good. I am happy to have it.

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Very Good Hard Drive
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

And very easy to use. Unpacked it & plugged it in. PC(with Windows 7) recognized it immediately. When backing up pc, it started out kind of slow but then made up for it. Think it was the right choice. Hope it doesn`t later dissappoint me. I was also advised by a friend that this was the hard drive to get,and he uses this all of the time.

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HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HARD DRIVE
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Very user-friendly. Highly recommend this product.

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did not recognize
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

when I hooked it up to my pc my pc has xp and it was not recognized by my pc so can not use it at all

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