Product Comparison: Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB (HDTB310EK3AA) vs Toshiba Canvio Advance 1TB (HDTC910XK3AA)

General Specifications
Canvio Basics 1TB (HDTB310EK3AA)
Canvio Advance 1TB (HDTC910XK3AA)
About the Product
Quickly transfer files with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and store up to 2 TB of data on Canvio Basics external hard drives. These devices are ready to use with Microsoft Windows and require no software installation, so it couldn’t be easier to start storing all of your favourite files. Whether at your desk, or on the go, its timeless design means it’ll always look good.
The Canvio Advance portable hard drive allows creators to do what they do best–anywhere their lives take them–offering high storage capacity, 24/7 access to your stored content and the time tested reliable performance they need. Whenever and wherever creativity strikes, Canvio Advance offers the space to create. The new Toshiba Canvio Advance features a minimalist design as well as clean edges, a sleek, high gloss surface, and color options to inspire you–it's your life, your style, your speed.
Key Specs
Storage Drive Type
1000 GB
1000 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB (HDTB310EK3AA) Portable External Hard Drive 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 - Black
  • Very quiet operation and a super slim profile make this ideal as a portable drive or for use as external storage for your game console, or even a backup drive.
  • Excellent. Simple plug and play operation. Does exactly what I need it to do. Build quality is good. Strong construction. Tidy design.
  • Good portable Toshiba hard drive and works well with my Toshiba Satellite laptop. Very fast copying.
  • A great and simple product. Smaller than I expected,which makes it more portable.
  • I wanted something portable. The Toshiba was the perfect solution.
Toshiba Canvio Advance 1TB (HDTC910XK3AA) Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black
  • I will have enough memory for years and years of pictures and documents.
  • Works perfectly. I just drag my files to the Toshiba. No issue so far.
  • I realized that I would need an External Hard Drive to free up room from the hundreds of music files I had. This works perfectly, easy to use, and it's quick.
  • Great hard drive and did exactly what I needed it to. Traveling photographer here and it’s a great storage device for short trips. Super easy to use on my MacBook Pro.
  • I've been using this for about a month now as external storage for art files, as my Macbook pro is pretty much out of space. So far, so good!
Size & Weight
0.59 in.
0.55 in.
4.6 in.
4.3 in.
3.1 in.
3.1 in.
6.3 oz.
5.3 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB (HDTB310EK3AA) Portable External Hard Drive 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 - Black
  • Very, very useful. Am able to take the pressure off my laptop at last, in a very compact, mobile hard drive.
  • A fine small portable hard drive. I unpacked it, plugged it into my laptop and it worked straight away.
  • A nice slim, compact and portable drive. Highly recommended.
  • Much smaller than the old hard drives so more portable and seems to work well.
  • Small, compact, lightweight and very easy to use.
Toshiba Canvio Advance 1TB (HDTC910XK3AA) Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black
  • The shape and size of the drive is very convenient to carry an to keep safe.
  • I bought this for my sister. In terms of size and looks, this is a winner.
  • The color is perfect, the size is perfect. Worthwhile buy.
  • It's small enough in physical size to carry in a small bag with my tablet, and could even fit in my pocket, but it has so much memory.
  • It is very small and compact so it does not take up much room.
OS Compatibility
Windows 10/8/7
Windows 10/8.1/7, Mac OS v10.12 / OS X v10.11 / v10.10
USB 2.0 / USB 3.0
USB 3.0
Backup Function
Data Protection
Password protection
Password protection with hardware encryption
Easy plug-and-play operation
Fast USB 3.0 Speed, USB 3.0 & 2.0 Compatible, Auto backup
What customers say about "Features"
Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB (HDTB310EK3AA) Portable External Hard Drive 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 - Black
  • From opening box, took a few minutes to install and begin copying and all photos and music files (about 150gb) were copied to the Toshiba unit in less than 2 hours.
  • This product is perfect, it's a decent price, good quality, easy to set up and use and exactly what I needed - it's very fast (USB3) and handy for backups
  • When connected to a PC it works as fast as any other USB 3.0 HDD I have.
  • I still have a long way to go to fill it with my photos, documents and graphic plus illustration files. Very pleased. Just plug in and Go!
  • Quiet in operation, quick to copy when using USB 3.0 and so far, no problems.
Toshiba Canvio Advance 1TB (HDTC910XK3AA) Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black
  • Simple to use and compatible with Windows 10. It comes with a USB cable.
  • This was easy to set up and compatible with my MAC. It is very user friendly, and I will likely purchase a second for for another backup.
  • This was a great deal - lots of storage for a little price. It worked immediately and was easily made compatible with my Mac.
  • You will not be able to use it also on your laptop because the PS4 automatically converts the hard drive to be compatible with its operating system, which is different from laptops.
  • Not compatible with both PC and Mac without formatting but the worse software I have used in years. The software looks like it is something out of the 1990's horrible.
Additional Accessories
USB 3.0 micro-B cable
USB 3.0 cable, Quick start guide, Downloadable Software
Number Of Drives
Toshiba Storage Backup, Toshiba Storage Security
Power Supply
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
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