Toshiba Canvio Desk (2TB) comparison

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Toshiba Canvio Connect (2TB, Red)

Toshiba Canvio Connect (2TB, Red)
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WD My Passport Ultra (2TB, Titanium)

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WD My Passport Portable (2TB, USB 3.0, Black, March 2012)

WD My Passport Portable (2TB, USB 3.0, Black, March 2012)
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Price $87 to $113 at 7 stores $106 to $189 at 8 stores $113 to $159 at 10 stores $121 to $249 at 3 stores $179 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 1.0 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one! 1.5 stars out of 4 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date October 16, 2012 April 30, 2013 May 15, 2013 March 28, 2012 October 16, 2012
The Bottom Line The Toshiba Canvio Desk is a frills-free, solid performer for desktop users looking for a backup drive or to expand their storage space. If you're eager to try out Pogoplug PC, the Toshiba Canvio Connect is a good buy, especially if your computer supports USB 3.0. Otherwise, keep looking for better deals. The WD My Passport Ultra is one of the best portable drives you can buy with software that makes backups fast and easy. The WD My Passport Portable makes an excellent portable drive for use with both desktop and laptop computers, at home or while on the road. The Toshiba Canvio Desk is a frills-free, solid performer for desktop users looking for a backup drive or to expand their storage space.

Basic specs

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Bundled with Info unavailable 10GB free Cloud Backup (30 days)
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Packaged Quantity 1
1
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1
Buffer Size 32 MB
8 MB
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Localization United States
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United States
Canada
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Spindle Speed 5700 rpm
5400 rpm
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Enclosure Color Black
Red
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Black
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.7 in x 5.1 in x 6.6 in
3.1 in x 4.4 in x 0.6 in
Info unavailable 3.2 in x 4.4 in x 0.8 in
1.7 in x 5.1 in x 6.6 in
Capacity 2 TB
2 TB
2 TB
2 TB
1 TB
Microsoft Certification Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
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Power Source Included AC adapter
USB bus
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USB bus
Features Password authentication
NTFS formatted
Password authentication
Bus Powered by USB
Ramp Load
NTFS formatted
Shock sensor
Info unavailable Hardware encryption
NTFS formatted
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Interface USB 3.0
USB 3.0
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Product Description Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable WD My Passport WDBY8L0020BBK - Hard drive - 2 TB
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Weight 2.2 lbs
8.1 oz
Info unavailable 8.1 oz
2.2 lbs
Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Hard drive - External hard drive ( Portable )
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Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
2 years warranty
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3 years warranty
Data Transfer Rate 5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)
5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)
Info unavailable 5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)
5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0) / 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)
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