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Toshiba Canvio Slim Portable Hard Drive-Review

November 18, 2012  by: Mohamadi Quadri  Points: 12   Category: New Product Release  Earning $0.20   Views: 791

A review of canvio slim portable hard drive, which was released recently by Toshiba.



Toshiba Cavio slim is the first smallest hard drive introduced in the marketplace. The smallest portable hard drive with just thickness 9 mm can be procured from computer accessories shops or can be ordered online through official product website. The product was released on September 24, 2012. The drive is available with a capacity of 500 GB .



• This drive has a slim and sleek brushed aluminum design. It is easy to be carried anywhere without problems with its slim design. It is very helpful for those using ultra digital notebooks.
• The length, weight and height of the drive are 107mm, 75mm, and 9mm respectively.

• The weight of the drive is just 150gm.

Backup Software

• The drive comes with NTI® Backup Now EZâ„¢ software , which scans the computer automatically.

• The software is easy to use. It also recommends the best backup schemes for the pc.

• One has the option to backup a file, folder or the whole data.

• The software automatically saves the changes made on the computer.

• There is no risk of losing any data due to automatic and scheduled backup by the software.

• The software also helps to recover the data easily. Just a single click on restore option can recover data, which could be a file, folder or can restore all the data.

Additional features

• The drive can be protected with a password to store the data securely.

• The drive is compatible with Mac operating system due to NTFS driver pre loaded on it.

• It comes with 3 years warranty period, offering peace of mind for a long time.


• The capacity of the drive is 500 Gigabytes, which is equal to approximately 112 DVD-ROMs. One can save a huge data of 500 GB in a very slim and compact drive.

• The drive supports USB 3.0 and compatible with 2.0. The dual compatibility feature is helpful when using older and newer versions of computer systems. In new version systems one can enjoy the faster data transfer with USB 3.0 and also connect the drive to older version systems with USB 2.0, as they do not support USB 3.0

• The data transfer speeds is up to 5 Gb/s, when connected with USB 3.0 and up to 480 Mb/s with USB 2.0.

• The rotational speed of the drive is 5400 revolutions per minute. This will help to copy the data faster.

• The average seek time of the drive is 12ms.

• The cache buffer size on the drive is 8 MB.

• The drive is available in black color.

System Requirements

• The drive supports win XP, win vista and win 2007 operating systems.

• It also supports Mac OS®, Tiger®, Leopard®, Snow Leopard® and Lion® and does not require reformatting whereas the older versions of portable drives require reformatting to support Mac operating system.


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