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Toshiba HDWC130EW3J1 Stor.E Canvio 3TB USB 3.0 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive - Black/White

by Toshiba
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)

RRP: £176.63
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  • Super Speed Storage USB 3.0
  • Backup Software onboard
  • Password encryption
  • Warranty - 2 year(s)
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Toshiba HDWC130EW3J1 Stor.E Canvio 3TB USB 3.0 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive - Black/White + TeckNet® USB 3.0 PCI Express Interface USB 3.0 Dual Expansion Card With 5V 4-Pin Power Connector for Desktops, 24 Month UK Warranty
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Technical Details
Item Weight1.4 Kg
Product Dimensions12.9 x 4.2 x 16.7 cm
Item model numberHDWC130EW3J1
SeriesHDWC130EW3J1 Stor.e Canvio
Hard Drive Size3 TB
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 2,000 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2 Kg
Date First Available28 Sep 2012
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Product Description

Product Description

Store data securely on the new STOR.E CANVIO external hard drives. It's quick and easy to transfer your files via SuperSpeed USB 3.0, and you can also organize data and backup files with pre-loaded NTI® Backup Now EZ™ software. Backward compatible with USB 2.0, the STOR.E CANVIO features versatile mounting options and is available in two colour variations.

Smart. Safe. Speedy

The STOR.E CANVIO Desktop Drive is the smart, speedy way to preserve your favorites files, videos, photos, etc. USB 3.0 makes it super-fast, and it is 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 and password encryption helps to keep your files and data safe. Available in capacities up to 3 TB, the CANVIO desktop is the ideal partner for your PC or TV.

Fast Transfer Speeds

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 organizing your files.

Smart Design

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.

Peace of Mind

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


Interface - USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)

Max. transfer rate – ~ 5.0 Gbs

Enclosure – Matt

Colour - black/white

Capacity – 3TB

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: 100-240V, 650MA. Output: 12V - 2A EU/UK exchangable plug head

Dimensions - 129 (L) x 42 (W) x 167 (H) mm

Backup Software - NTI Backup Now EZ

System Requirements - Windows® XP / VISTA® / Windows® 7. CPU with 750 MHz or faster, 10MB system hard disk space, 256MB system memory, one free port of USB 3.0 or USB 2.0

Product Description

Toshiba STORE CANVIO 3TB BLACK WHITE HDWC130EW3J1 Storage External Hard Drives

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83 of 87 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars So far, now not so good 16 Mar 2013
Colour Name:Black| Size Name:3TB|Verified Purchase
My first choice had been the Western Digital My Book 2TB, as some of the reviews said it was wonderful. The reviews that said otherwise turned out to be correct (the on-board WD software is useless) so it went back to the shop the following day.

By contrast this Toshiba 3TB drive seems to work fine, after 2 weeks (but see update below). I think I would have liked a power on/off switch on the unit, and my package omitted some documentation on initial set-up (hence minus one star); there is a comprehensive PDF on the drive but of course you have to connect it up to get hold of it... But it was reasonably intuitive: plug everything together, switch on, wait for Windows 7 to acknowledge the drive, and then open the one Application file on the drive to get started.

The on-board software offers three concurrent levels of backup - the Cloud (which I don't use), an hourly/regular back-up of any amended files, and a full back-up every week; all of these timings can be modified. There is a visual display under Status Details which shows what has been done at each level, day by day, should you wish to know.

The unit rests on top of my PC, which is a 2TB desktop with 2 x USB3 ports as well as the usual collection of USB2's; back-up via USB3 is very fast. The drive is virtually silent (there is no cooling fan) and you just hear a quiet 'click' on the hour as the drive wakes up (a very discreet blue LED lights up as it does so), backs up and goes back to sleep. It also goes into sleep mode when the PC is shut down and automatically wakes up as I turn on the PC, without any noticeable interference with the boot-up process, but if I want to power-down the Toshiba it has to be at the mains switch. Not a big deal for me but might be for some.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Problem with auto-sleep mode - otherwise OK 15 Aug 2013
By Cuius
Colour Name:Black/White|Size Name:3TB
There appears to be a problem with the auto-sleep mode of the drive, if your PC is put into sleep mode (Win7-64bit) - on waking the PC the drive isn't recognised. There is a long discussion regarding this on the Toshiba support site (don't use the part number of the drive as it will not be recognised) with some simple (and complicated) work-arounds:


Am trying out one of the simple remedies - if it doesn't work - it's back to Amazon

Tried CrystalDiskInfo - doesn't work
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Toshiba 2TB External Hard Drive 13 Mar 2013
Colour Name:Black/White| Size Name:2TB|Verified Purchase
I bought this because I had a PSU failure on my WHS server which had caused havoc with the data on the server. It took me the best part of 10 days to rebuild my server and one of the lessons I learnt was to have a backup of the server database backup.

I chose this because it had good reviews and was keenly priced.

I plugged it in, my WHS system recognized it and loaded drivers as necessary. I took off the Toshiba software because in the context of how I use it I didn't need it, formatted the drive and backed up my database. It was quick and accurate (I know this because I have subsequently had to use it!).

I am very pleased with this: it looks good, is quiet and it has given me the peace of mind that should I ever have another disaster with my server I will be able to be up and running in a considerable shorter time than previously.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works with Mac/Auto-sleep warning 13 April 2013
By SpecialOrder937 TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Colour Name:Black/White|Size Name:2TB
The black and white version of this hard drive has a nice yin and yang-type diagonal divide on it, but sadly only on the back. On the front the divide is in a straight line, which doesn't look quite so interesting or attractive. The casing has little rubber feet on two of its surfaces, meaning the unit can be placed vertically or horizontally.

The drive has a rotational speed of 5,700rpm and a buffer size of 32MB. Combined with USB 3.0, it's more than fast enough for my purposes, which is mainly to act as a location for Time Machine backups on a Mac. The drive comes pre-formatted as NTFS, and reformatting it for Mac took seconds. The only potential issue is that you can't access the materials that come supplied on the drive (the most useful of which are NTI Backup Now EZ for Windows and the user's manual) if you don't have an NTFS driver installed on your Mac.

The device isn't too noisy for a 3.5-inch, mains-powered drive. After a period of inactivity its blue LED flashes and then goes out, indicating the drive has gone to sleep and spun down. This is without the "Put hard disks to sleep when possible" option being selected in System Preferences (on a Mac). I quite like this, since the drive is totally silent when asleep, but other people might baulk at surrendering the choice of whether to allow spinning down or not.

Toshiba's Stor.E Canvio is a decent, affordable desktop hard drive. It transfers data quickly and efficiently, it looks quite nice, and its silence while sleeping is (for me) most welcome.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 29 Jan 2013
Colour Name:Black/White|Size Name:2TB
I recently purchased a Toshiba mobile drive from Amazon and I am very happy with it. I needed a bigger 2TB drive to store all my holiday HD film and photographs and chose this one as it looked stylish in the black and white casing and it also had the peace of mind of password encryption to protect my data against unauthorised access with backup software if. The other thing to note it works with both USB2.0 and the new USB3.0. I would recommend this drive to anyone like me that needs a lot of storage space.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars No User Manual
As with most things these days no written user manual - you are spozed to plug it in and figure it all out online which I hate. Read more
Published 10 days ago by sazbee
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality, performance & looks in one box..!
I was looking for a high capacity external HDD and had my eye on Toshiba HDDs for sometimes, but found that they were almost always most expensive. Read more
Published 25 days ago by H2O
3.0 out of 5 stars 2 colours? I don't get it?
It's 2 colours - which is right? I wanna know where though my files are stored for real, are they in black or white part? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Count St Germain
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for money
The only reason I have dropped a star on this product is because I have to unplug it from the tower unit when switching down as my computer will not boot with it connected to the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ginge880
1.0 out of 5 stars Auto sleep problem is a big problem
Like many others, I've had an awful time trying to get around the auto-sleep problem. See the problem discussed on the Toshiba forums. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Hobbes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
Really good, loads of space for me to all the stuff i want. One great thing abt this is it goes in to a sleep mood when not active
Published 1 month ago by TT
1.0 out of 5 stars No Password encryption & third class custumer service
Avoid if Password encryption is important to you as this drive doesn't have it. As for customer service, they responded one month
after I contacted them. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Anonimous
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
Great value for money choice. The hard drive is very fast in its operations and it never lags. If you dont care about its size this is the way to go.
Published 1 month ago by Christos
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible customer service
My kids got me this for Christmas
Best external drive ever
Only bad things :
Sleeps every 45 seconds of inactivity, and takes over a minute to wake up
Customer... Read more
Published 2 months ago by John Beck
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, large drive
Very quick and great storage. 3TB version is the one I got. Having it's own power source makes it quicker and USB 3.0 is a must.
Published 2 months ago by Stephen McGrath
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