Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable Drive


R 829 - R 1,599

List Price R 999 - R 1,699


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Toshiba Canvio Basics External Harddrive


Quickly transfer files with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and store up to 2 TB of data on Canvio Basics external hard drives. These devices are ready to use with Microsoft Windows and require no software installation, so it couldn’t be easier to start storing all of your favourite files. Whether at your desk, or on the go, its timeless design means it’ll always look good. What’s more, the hard drive also allows you to connect to older hardware, with USB 2.0 compatibility.

- Product Code: HDTB310EK3AA
- Interface: USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)
- Max. transfer rate: up to 5.0 Gbps
- Enclosure: Matt casing
- Colour: Black
- Capacities: 2 TB
- File system: NTFS (MS Windows) The drive can be re-formatted to HFS+ file system for full Mac compatibility.
- Power: USB bus power (max. 900 mA)

- 119mm x 79mm x 15mm
- Weight: max. 230 g

System Requirements: 
- Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows® 7
- CPU with 750 MHz or faster, 10 MB system hard disk space,
- 256 MB system memory, one free port of USB 3.0 or USB 2.0

Box Content: 
- USB 3.0 micro-B cable
- Quick Start Guide
- User’s Manual (pre-installed on the hard drive)
- Warranty Leaflet

- 1 Year Limited Warranty
Limited (12 months)
Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB Portable Drive
South Africa
Storage Capacity
2 TB
Bundle deals expire when stock runs out. T&Cs apply

Lana, South Africa. 7 September 2016

Nice and compact

Yatheen, South Africa. 6 January 2016

Got this on daily deals-really good value for money, connects to my tv easily to play media

Paulo, South Africa. 29 May 2015

Excellent, quality drive, at a good price. This unit is USB3, it's fast & well built.

Deon, South Africa. 16 November 2015

Value for money! Solid hard drive, I use every day. Very glad to have made this purchase.

Quintin, South Africa. 19 December 2016

All of 1.6TB of writes before it died. Unfortunately I only used it after the short 1 year warranty had expired as it was a daily deal I didn't need at the time, won't be buying the brand again......

Shaun, South Africa. 7 September 2015

Great hard drive. It's a little on the chunky side compared to something like the WD Passport range, but it's still not exactly huge. Decent transfer speeds too. Using it as a media station and it works fine.

Alan, South Africa. 8 September 2015

Very well priced and delivered ahead of schedule as always.

great data transfer rates, small light and compact. Plug and play no issues so far. I would recommend this to a friend.

Stephen, South Africa. 8 September 2015

Great little hard drive, nice and thin. Feels robustly constructed for a standard external. Transfer speed is very good. Very happy with its performance and aesthetic.

Nathan, South Africa. 8 September 2015

But for now I cant say if it was a good purchase iro durability and speed. I will have to give it some time to see if it lasts as good and long as my Western Digital 1TB drive.

David, South Africa. 11 April 2016

Works like it should.. quick delivery. Good Service.

Mario, South Africa. 1 August 2016

Excellent product

Zaahid, South Africa. 3 November 2015

Great value for money and great bargain

Adele, South Africa. 13 April 2016

brilliant product. brilliant deal. excellent service!!!

Ferial, South Africa. 5 August 2016

no software update required, very easy to use, plug and play. awesome

Stephen, South Africa. 9 September 2015

Great product.

Jamie, South Africa. 17 May 2016

Had for less than 6 months and the hard drive just failed... really disappointed

Margaret, South Africa. 10 September 2015

Made a greatly appreciated birthday gift. Good value for money

Bilqees, South Africa. 9 July 2015

Makes a whirring and clicking noise and doesn't load anything.. Tried re-formatting and also exFAT instead of NTFS, didn't help. Probably just a faulty unit.

lerato, South Africa. 16 May 2016

good buy

Calvin, South Africa. 14 April 2016

Great purchase. Nice and compact. No issues on my side.

Remington Gregory, South Africa. 1 December 2015

Good external. Not as good as my Verbatim though.

Rovenia, South Africa. 8 September 2015


Melicia, South Africa. 8 September 2015

Love it

Theresa, South Africa. 12 May 2016

Excellent product
Very happy with my purchase.

Ahmed, South Africa. 8 September 2015

I bought one about a week ago. I find it to be far slower that the Verbatim i have. In fact it took about 24 hours to transfer about 250 gigs of data from the verbatim to the Toshiba. And all the files did not transfer. A bit disappointing to say the least.


it's a hard drive, South Africa. 3 May 2016

it's just a plain external with USB 3.0 interface. if you have connection problems, it's your system. the drive performs exactly on par with other leading brands at a reduced cost. but performance isn't a main factor for externals since you're using it to storage addition data (movies, series, music). if you want to use an external for gaming, get a 3.5" HDD. much faster and more stable transfer speeds

Michal, South Africa. 1 June 2015

Got it on special :-)
Performs as it should. Solid build. Next day delivery.
Simply outstanding.

Garth, South Africa. 23 January 2017

Speed and capacity is quite good on this. It's a fairly useful portable harddrive.

I wouldn't use it as the primary source of storage though, I had a weird issue where the partition got corrupted and I lost all the data I had stored on it about 1 month into owning it.

I've had it for just over a year now and haven't had the issue again but it does mean that I use it primarily for transferring data between work and home than as a simple storage device.

Anjonet, South Africa. 13 May 2016

A fine product.

Rhiyaaz, South Africa. 18 May 2016

Got it at a steal. The input can get damaged easily so look after it well. Invest in a pouch. But it does the job :-)

Niranjana, South Africa. 1 June 2016

Great product!

Leann, South Africa. 22 December 2015

I dropped this hard drive twice already, but it still works perfectly.. unbelievable! great value for money buy. I'm impressed. Thank you takelot for the speedy delivery.

Liam, South Africa. 26 December 2016

I was using this drive for a while then, at work, it unexpectantly corrupted all my work files I had on it and stopped working thereafter. I do not recommend using this hybrid drive for professional activities. I will only buy trusted solid state drives from now onwards.

Regomoditswe, South Africa. 8 September 2015

I'm really happy with it....

Couldn't ask for more :-)

Grant, South Africa. 17 May 2016

Fantastic little drive, I have never had any problems with it.

Francois, South Africa. 8 September 2015

This was not bought for myself, but for a friend.

But as far as I know this is a good model and the HDD is working nice and fast... NICE PRODUCT!

if you need someone to test HDD, I will be happy to.

Thanks Takealot for your awesome service.

Megan, South Africa. 9 September 2015

This is a good product

Davin, South Africa. 16 October 2015

Great product for a great price. 1TB hard drives normally sell for between R800 and R1000. The external is smaller and thinner than other brands.

Cornelius, South Africa. 8 September 2015

It works well .
But we all know that the proof is in longevity .
Lets see what its like in a year,

Celimpilo, South Africa. 19 September 2016

Great product.

Rosa, South Africa. 18 August 2016

I find the Toshiba to be a much better choice to download and watch movies directly on my TV. Earlier in the month I also bought a WD Elements 1TB and for some reason my Tv does not pick it up but the Toshiba works perfectly.

Zenid, South Africa. 9 September 2016

I'm happy with my purchase. No regrets, I use it on a daily basis for work and privately. Anybody in the need to purchase an external, go ahead you wont be sorry.

Arif, South Africa. 21 January 2016

This HDD worked for about 3 months. After that I struggled to get it working.
For the approximate 3 months it was working, copy speeds were average for both USB2.0 & USB3.0. I found it to be little noisy at times especially when the HDD comes out of standby mode. Build quality not so solid like some other HDD in similar price category.

Deon, South Africa. 29 September 2016

Excellent value.

Sarel, South Africa. 30 May 2016

Nice and Compact

Heather, South Africa. 12 March 2016

Waste of money at nearly R1000. I copied all my work onto it that I needed to save, and the next time I tried to use it, it said it needed reformatting, so I was able to do so. Nevertheless, it happened AGAIN and the second time windows says it cannot complete reformat. It also says the parameters are incorrect. I have looked for online help, but nothing. So it's just a waste of money for me.

Manuela, South Africa. 29 August 2016

still one of the better makes in portable hdd, no issues plugging and play into different devices like HD Media players, TV's/laptops

Zakariyya, South Africa. 4 January 2017

Does what it supposed to do.

Gideon, South Africa. 17 May 2016

Great product.

vincent, South Africa. 8 September 2015

As advertised

Thabang, South Africa. 5 August 2016

Gets the job done.

Jarryd, South Africa. 5 September 2016

Great product

Lunga, South Africa. 1 August 2016

I bought, work for only 3 months. I have asked for a refund. I regret buying as I have lost all the info I had saved on it & I was told the supplier will get back to me in 21 with regards to s refund. I wouldn't advise anyone to buy this. For a few extra rands you can get a more reliable hard drive.

mark, South Africa. 2 October 2015

good looking drive. Performs well. Time will tell how long it lasts.

Mohammed Jawwaad, South Africa. 31 May 2016

Great size hard drive, easy to carry around. Decent weight , fast copy from usb 2.0 to 3.0

Henk, South Africa. 8 September 2015

Item in perfect condition, and the service was outstanding!

Riaan, South Africa. 9 September 2016

Good value, Solid HDD, No problems so far

Alec, South Africa. 23 March 2016

Excellent product. Out-performs similar Western Digital and Seagate competitors as a stable and reliable piece of hardware. An LED on the top indicates USB 3 (blue) or USB 2 (white), which can be extremely useful for identifying connection problems. Works flawlessly with my PC and Mac, as long as it is formatted to exFAT.
Solid construction, strong connection socket, super speed USB. Even in a plastic case, it still feels durable.

Zaahid, South Africa. 15 October 2015

Great value for, quiet and reliable.

Best of all is Take a lot "under promise and over deliver" practise which makes for pleasant surprise of quick delivery.

Melcom, South Africa. 16 October 2015

Excellent hard drive at a very reasonable price. :)

SANNET, South Africa. 28 October 2015

Very quick and easy to use. very impressed and not regreting it one moment.

Devin, South Africa. 11 April 2016

Great price and works well so far

Stefanie, South Africa. 12 April 2016

Very good product. High speed transfer and large capacity in a compact unit.

Robert, South Africa. 17 May 2016

So impressed with the service received

Adrie, South Africa. 28 March 2017

Not very happy. Bought two of them, both were faulty and one just stopped working for no reason. Still within the 6 month returns guarantee but now having difficulty returning. Not worth it was a waste of money.

Darryn, South Africa. 24 April 2017

internal packaging within the box was an airbag instead if the standard plastic mold, makes me wonder if this has been a refurbished drive that was just repackaged and sold as new. Device description states a thickness of 15mm however i received a harddrive thickness of 20.5mm.

For now the hard drives seems to be ok, but packaging leaves me to wonder if i really purchased the real brand new hard drive that has not been tampered with.

Chris, South Africa. 28 October 2015

Good drive, no issues thus far.

Aidan, South Africa. 20 March 2015

Great drive

Tomasz, South Africa. 12 February 2016

Works well on USB 3 port and can sustain 60MB read and write
USB cable is a bit short and it's not your standard USB 2 cable
Overall pleased with the purchase

Alberto, South Africa. 15 May 2016

Great product,and great price,love it

Irwin, South Africa. 28 October 2015

awesome and fast

Brian, South Africa. 29 October 2015

Works perfectly.Great price. Amazing service from on all levels.

Piet, South Africa. 29 October 2015

Quick service received

Erenst, South Africa. 12 October 2015

Great price!

Melody, South Africa. 17 September 2014

Love this! So nice to not have to plug this in to a power source... just USB into the PC or DVD Player and it works. Great!

Maliska, South Africa. 30 June 2015

Exactly as expected from description.

Graham, South Africa. 9 December 2014

Bought it a month ago and so far so good! Ninth December 2014.

Nicola, South Africa. 7 November 2014

Good quality for good price!

Ruslan, South Africa. 5 March 2015

Excellent build quality and good performance. Works great with the Xbox One just as planned!

Stephen, South Africa. 8 January 2015

Great little hard drive, compact and able to maintin good transfere speeds (90-120mbps) writing. Robustly constructed.

Roxanne, South Africa. 10 December 2014

Please keep in mind that I've only had the Toshiba for about two weeks. That being said - it works wonderfully, I have yet to find a fault. It has a hard protective covering & tosses data around at amazing speeds when coupled with a USB 3.0 port.
I would definitely recommend this.

Sahil, South Africa. 1 February 2015

Brilliant drive, worth it for the price, my only issue is with the usb cable length it is like half a metre or something and I cant find a usb3 cable longer than this anywhere, which is an issue for me but probably not for most.

Yash, South Africa. 20 October 2015

Excellent hard drive for the price. The transfer speed is as fast as my 3.5" Seagate. Been using a Toshiba HDD for over 4 years without any issues. Go for it!

Siyanda, South Africa. 11 February 2015

Very lite and compact, super fast. Great value for money

excellent, South Africa. 12 September 2015

great speeds and small form factor. an overall great buy.

Jason, South Africa. 12 March 2015

Super purchase. There are just no other words.

Kris, South Africa. 5 March 2015

LOADS of space :D

Diana, South Africa. 17 January 2015

amazing product and great service.

Jill, South Africa. 12 March 2015

Great product

Andrew, South Africa. 20 December 2014

Small, fast, everything you want in a 2 TB drive.

Andries E, South Africa. 28 September 2015

A good quality USB storage device at a reasonable price, for a 2TB it performs very well and uses low power without heating up.

Wayne, South Africa. 15 December 2014

Good Quality!! Great Buy!!!

wajid, South Africa. 30 January 2015

Awesome piece of hard ware no faults and the upload speeds are amazing with its USB 3.0 funfunction. I can copy a 100gigz in 15-18 minites tops which is pretty damn fast

Farouk, South Africa. 25 February 2015

Excellent product, exactly what was advertised and easy to use. Put to the test immediately and working well.

Purchase, payment and delivery service - Excellent experience!

Francis, South Africa. 7 July 2015

I have this product for a short while, approximately a month now and so far, no problems and i am liking it. Hope this review remains the same in years to come

Georgios, South Africa. 10 September 2015

feels strong, great special price for 2 tb

Anita, South Africa. 8 September 2015

Cheapest price I could find and it worked!

Sisekelo, South Africa. 7 October 2015

Great product! Does what it says it can.

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