Product Comparison: Toshiba Canvio Ready vs Toshiba Canvio Basics

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General Specifications
Canvio Ready
Canvio Basics
About the Product
Toshiba’s Canvio Ready external hard drive uses USB 3.0 technology for transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s – and with plug-and-play technology you’re able to quickly save and secure media to a compact, portable device.
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.
Key Specs
Storage Drive Type
1000 GB
1000 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Toshiba Canvio Ready 1TB Portable External Hard Drive
  • Saved all my pc games on here almost full and has not slowed down my pc at all, works great.
  • 1 TB is not a small capacity, and it should easily reach most consumers and many professionals.
  • This portable HDD has very Good Read & Write Performance.
  • Toshiba Canvio Ready 1TB showed a good level of performance. This drive is suitable for those who are looking for external storage for personal files.
  • Strict design. No noise. 1TB capacity is enough for me.
Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive
  • 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.
Size & Weight
0.59 in.
0.59 in.
4.69 in.
4.6 in.
3.15 in.
3.1 in.
6.21 oz.
6.3 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Toshiba Canvio Ready 1TB Portable External Hard Drive
  • Due to its small dimensions, it fits discreetly and discreetly next to the DVB-T receiver on the TV shelf.
  • Canvio Ready is quite compact for its considerable amount of memory.
  • The drive can be carried without problems in a bag, backpack or even pocket, while there are no problems due to size or weight.
  • The case looks reliable, without creaking slits, etc. With the same case is quite light, less than 200 grams.
  • A bit thick, I expected that the body will be a little thinner.
Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive
  • 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.
OS Compatibility
Windows 10/8.1/7, Mac OS X 10.11or higher
Windows 10/8/7
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
Backup Function
Data Protection
Ramp Loading technology, Shock sensor
Password protection
Plug and Play, High transfer speeds, No software installation
Easy plug-and-play operation, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, High Capacity in a Compact Design
What customers say about "Features"
Toshiba Canvio Ready 1TB Portable External Hard Drive
  • Recording, playback and winding functions work perfectly, there are no jerks or dropouts.
  • So far I've been very pleased by the transfer speeds I'm getting when connected to a USB 3.0 port on my PC.
  • Quiet, does not heat up, nice case, turns off quickly when removed.
  • This drive has been working for me without complaints for more than 2 years, I use the truth on usb 2.0, since there is no one in my old aimak 3.0.
  • The USB cable that came with the harddrive I found to be a bit short.
Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive
  • 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.
Additional Accessories
USB 3.0 cable
USB 3.0 micro-B cable
Number Of Drives
Toshiba Storage Diagnostic Tool
Power Supply
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
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