Toshiba - Canvio Connect II 2.5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black

Store up to 2.5TB of media on this Toshiba Canvio Connect II HDTC825XK3C1 external hard drive, which features a USB 3.0 interface for simple connection and data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Canvio Connect II 2.5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (53 out of 57)

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Features


2.5TB storage capacity

Provides ample room for your media collection.

USB 3.0 interface

Allows one-connection setup and intuitive use. USB powered.

Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps

Ensure that information is transferred quickly, so you aren't left waiting.

Automatic backups

Make certain that your digital files are protected. Password-protected data encryption keeps your backups secure.

Pocket-size design

Offers easy portability.

Compatible with Mac or PC

Lets you store and access files without reformatting.

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Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews

93%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE

    Posted
    bookwriter

    Purchased this in 2015 and used it first in Windows 7, then moved to Windows 8, then to W 10 and back to 8.1. Major meltdown of my computer and when I went to retrieve files from Canvio nothing was there except a few files from W 7 use. Talked to Toshiba tech support: when you expose this to W 10 it is locked up and files are not accessible. Toshiba does not say this officially, but TS folks are hearing it from customers. Nothing they can do about it, but they offered me a full refund on the 2 year old purchase. I don't know if this applies to Canvios purchased now. 3 days so far of trying coax files out of my sick laptop and onto DVDs because the backup I relied on was destroyed by W 10, which is in keeping with the general stupidity and difficulty of Windows 10.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE this drive!!

    Posted
    Gary
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Lots and LOTS of space for such a small form factor. I have it hooked up to my router which allows me to use it as a network storage. The fact that this drive does not require a power connector makes it really easy and convenient to use. It's very fast as well. I replaced my 1TB with this 2.5TB and copying files transferred at over 80MB/sec with no problems. No guarantee on the speed, as some computers may have USB 2.0 ports. I was using the USB 3.0 ports on my laptop to transfer. Another nice thing about this drive is it responds to sleep commands when not in use. The blue activity/on light goes off when it goes to sleep so I know it works. My old drive used to run and run, and as a result, it ran hot most of the time. This drive only spins up when in use so I can leave it plugged in all day long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!!!

    Posted
    Scot
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is not the first Toshiba Canvio Connect 2.5 Drive that I have bought. They are all going strong. I was amazed when I first saw them as now I was buying a 2.5 TB for the same price I was paying for a 2.0 TB. The Toshiba External Hard Drives are great. I own 8 of them and have never had a problem. The flexibility it gives with storing is great. The security of knowing my data is always safe and backed-up is also great. By the way, I also own Toshiba Laptops. The Best Buy price, was the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Expected better

    Posted
    CoffeeFan

    My work bought one of these for backing up department files and it died on me after about 3 weeks of file transfers. I bought a second one myself in order to keep the transfer task moving forward and that one *also* died after about 3 weeks. Also, FYI for non-California customers, a booklet included warns that this product contains chemicals known to cause cancer and birth defects so wash your hands after handling!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Long lasting so far

    Posted
    PaulD
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We've been using this external hard drive for time machine in our office for more than 2 years now and never had a problem. Despite that it was not mac ready fresh form the box, the formatting was easy with Mac's own disc utility. After that, everything works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Beyond ridiculous!

    Posted
    Nope

    We didn't even have this hard drive for a year, didn't drop, and it doesn't even work anymore. On our Xbox it will work than shut off than work and shut off. It deletes everything new you put on it. Our computer doesn't even recognize the device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    no problems

    Posted
    Hungry
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    It works awesome. Once formatted, never has had any problems as some the high end did(many lost data and a simple drop, all is lost). This is my fourth one and with all the dropping and falling over, nothing has been lost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Never had a problem with Toshiba

    Posted
    Cheezhed
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have several Toshiba Portable HDD's and still going strong over the years. Although I have to say I switched to Western Digital with their USB powered 4TB model (which Toshiba doesn't have yet).

    I would recommend this to a friend



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