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4TB USB 3.0 Toshiba Canvio 3.5" Desktop HDD £105.96 @ DABS
4TB USB 3.0 Toshiba Canvio 3.5" Desktop HDD £105.96 @ DABS

4TB USB 3.0 Toshiba Canvio 3.5" Desktop HDD £105.96 @ DABS

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SMART. SAFE. SPEEDY.

The STOR.E CANVIO Desktop is the smart, speedy way to preserve your favourite files and memories. USB 3.0 makes it super-fast, and it`s backwards compatible so connecting to USB 2.0 devices is no problem. The pre-loaded NTI® Backup Now EZ™ software is a complete back-up solution to keep your files safe. And password protection goes the extra mile to guard against intruders. The CANVIO DESKTOP is the ideal partner for your TV or PC.

Powered by new USB 3.0 technology, these portable hard drives are far faster than--but still compatible with--USB 2.0 technology. That's important for speedy transfer when organising your files.

These hard drives are easy to carry and nice to look at. You get a choice of colours and versatile mounting options. Available in several capacity sizes, STOR.E CANVIO desktop hard drives are perfect for storing data, music, pictures, and more.

These hard drives come with pre-loaded backup software that provides file, folder, and full system backup and recovery. Password encryption keeps unauthorised users from accessing your valuable data.

Interface: USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)
Speed: 7200 rpm (4 TB, 5 TB)
Average seek time: 10.5 ms (4 TB, 5 TB)
Cache buffer: 32 MB
Capacity: 4 TB- File system: NTFS (MS® Windows) *The drive can be re-formatted to HFS+ file system for full Mac compatibility.
Power: AC Power adapter cable, Input: 100 - 240 V, 650 mA, Output: 12 V - 2 A, EU/UK exchangable plug head
Weight: Max. 1040 g
Backup Software: NTI® Backup Now EZ™
System Requirements: Windows® VISTA® / Windows® 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1, Mac OS® X (Tiger®, Leopard®, Snow Leopard®, Lion®, Mountain Lion®) 10 MB system hard disk space, 256 MB system memory, one free port of USB 3.0 or USB 2.0

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I just wish the rest of the smart tv/media player world would catch up and support GPT.

Can you plug this straight into a BT home hub?

snatch_master

I just wish the rest of the smart tv/media player world would catch up … I just wish the rest of the smart tv/media player world would catch up and support GPT.


What are the benefits it offers?

My gripe is that all 3-6tb hdd are gpt and not many tvs or USB media players will read them, especially pre 2014 models.

Doh, I get what you mean now.

I'm considering a desktop external like this for my Xbox One but I had a technical question perhaps someone can help me with.
If the drive is plugged in and turned on, will it continue to spin at normal speed all the time or will it power down when the Xbox is in standby and spin back up to speed when the Xbox comes to life?

I have the 2TB version of this on my TV and the 3TB on my PC and both behave the same way. When I turn my TV/PC on the drive spins up, after 5mins or so of not using them, the drives spin down. If I then fo to use them, they auto-spin up. Finally, when I power the TV/PC off, the drives power off almost instantly.

So, in theory, even if XB1 sends a signal down the USB to say it is always on, unless it is actually sending data, the drive auto-power down after a small period of inactivity, or most likely power off when the XB1 is powered off.
Edited by: "stickerman" 13th Aug 2014

Anyone know what the drive within is? Can it be disassembled and used as a normal SATA Drive?

Anyone understand how come these are so often cheaper than the bare drive?

I also have the 2TB and 3TB versoin of this unit, the drives inside are listed below. Whilst this is not 4TB, it at least shows they put decent spec drives in their caddys. I would be very surprised if you could not just pop them out as is the case with most external USB drives:

2TB: Hitachi HDS5C3020BLE630 - 7200rpm, SATA 6GB, 64MB cache
3TB: Toshiba DT01ABA300 - 5900rpm, SATA 6GB, 32MB cache
Edited by: "snatch_master" 13th Aug 2014

snatch_master

My gripe is that all 3-6tb hdd are gpt and not many tvs or USB media … My gripe is that all 3-6tb hdd are gpt and not many tvs or USB media players will read them, especially pre 2014 models.


Thanks btw, I'd tried to connect a 1TB drive that had been unused for some time, to my Android tablet and Polaroid TV in the past few days via a drive enclosure, with no success. After you mentioned that, I checked if the drive was GPT or MBR. The drive is now working fine with both devices, now that I've changed it to MBR.
Edited by: "BlackwellNik" 14th Aug 2014

BlackwellNik

Thanks btw, I'd tried to connect a 1TB drive that had been unused for … Thanks btw, I'd tried to connect a 1TB drive that had been unused for some time, to my Android tablet and Polaroid TV in the past few days via a drive enclosure, with no success. After you mentioned that, I checked if the drive was GPT or MBR. The drive is now working fine with both devices, now that I've changed it to MBR.



Glad I helped! - Be interesting to know how a 1TB drive became GPT in the first place as I've never seen that as the default.

snatch_master

Glad I helped! - Be interesting to know how a 1TB drive became GPT in the … Glad I helped! - Be interesting to know how a 1TB drive became GPT in the first place as I've never seen that as the default.


That would be me messing around with it, and I'd forgotten about it, as it'd be a while since I used the drive.
I was testing the drive as I wanted to see if the new resilient file system (ReFS), brought in with Win8, could be read by devices which can read NTFS. Unfortunately they don't, even when you use the correct partition table.
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