Product Comparison: Toshiba Canvio Advance 1TB (HDTC910XK3AA) vs Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB (HDTC810XL3A1)

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General Specifications
Canvio Advance 1TB (HDTC910XK3AA)
Canvio Connect II 1TB (HDTC810XL3A1)
About the Product
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.
Toshiba's Canvio Connect II takes portable storage to the next level. With local & cloud backup and PC & Mac compatibility, the Toshiba Canvio Connect II is your all-in-one portable storage solution. Available in capacities up to 1TB, this amazingly full featured powerhouse will keep all your digital treasures safe and in one place - so you can store and back up to and from your desktop or laptop computers. Unlike other solutions, the Canvio Connect II makes it simple to back up not just files and folders, but your whole system-or customize your backups to your exact needs.
Key Specs
Storage Drive Type
1000 GB
1000 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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!
Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB (HDTC810XL3A1) Portable Hard Drive, Blue
  • This HDD has more than enough capacity to serve it's intended function as a NAS device. And so far it has been functioning correctly as of today.
  • Love this thing so far. The 1TB capacity is more than enough to backup all my files.
  • With its capacity of 1T, there is just about no limits. I have even unplugged it from one computer and immediately plugged it into another computer and it works seamlessly.
  • This drive is very slow and grinds while crawling. I am using this on my MacBook pro and have reformatted the drive twice with no advantage. It's still slow.
  • Unfortunately I was sent a faulty drive. After filling it about 25% of capacity, it will become completely inaccessible and slow down or nearly lock up my computer.
Size & Weight
0.55 in.
0.55 in.
4.3 in.
4.3 in.
3.1 in.
3.1 in.
5.3 oz.
5.3 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
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.
Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB (HDTC810XL3A1) Portable Hard Drive, Blue
  • This external hard drive has exceeded my expectations in many ways. From the small size, high data speeds via USB 3.0, quiet operation, low operating temperature, and very small footprint.
  • This size and simplicity make it very portable, and unobtrusive even on a small desk.
  • It is the perfect size to fit into a backpack pocket, where mine stays most of the time.
  • The hard drive is a lovely compact size, almost palm-sized, and it sits in its case (purchased separately) on my desk awaiting more downloads as I expand my collection of designs.
  • It's super light weight and portable, it fits in my purse comfortably along with my wallet, phone, keys, and miscellaneous items.
OS Compatibility
Windows 10/8.1/7, Mac OS v10.12 / OS X v10.11 / v10.10
Windows 10/8.1/7, Mac OS v10.12 / OS X v10.11 / v10.10
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
Backup Function
Data Protection
Password protection with hardware encryption
Password protection with hardware encryption, Ramp Loading technology
Fast USB 3.0 Speed, USB 3.0 & 2.0 Compatible, Auto backup
Transfer Rate: Up to 5 Gb/s, Plug and Play, SuperSpeed USB
What customers say about "Features"
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.
Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB (HDTC810XL3A1) Portable Hard Drive, Blue
  • I also like the fact that it does not heat up when you are transferring data between the Hard Drive and your laptop or computer. Having USB 3.0 helps as data transfer is faster.
  • Most importantly it worked perfectly with no fuss with my laptop both from using USB power to providing fast USB 3.0 data rates.
  • The USB 3.0 performance is as expected, and the drive is very quiet.
  • After about 6 months the disks would just stop being writable, forcing us to re-format.
  • After year the purchase, it looks like I may not be able to even re-format it because I think it's dead.
Additional Accessories
USB 3.0 cable, Quick start guide, Downloadable Software
NTFS driver for Mac, Quick start guide, USB 3.0 cable
Number Of Drives
Toshiba Storage Backup, Toshiba Storage Security
NTI Backup Now EZ
Power Supply
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
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