Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable Drive
R 829 - R 1,699
List Price R 1,049 - R 1,899
eB8 290 - eB16 990
Discovery Miles 8 290 - Discovery Miles 16 990
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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.
Paulo, South Africa. 29 May 2015
Excellent, quality drive, at a good price. This unit is USB3, it's fast & well built.
Michal, South Africa. 1 June 2015
Got it on special :-)
Performs as it should. Solid build. Next day delivery.
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.
Regomoditswe, South Africa. 8 September 2015
I'm really happy with it....
Couldn't ask for more :-)
Henk, South Africa. 8 September 2015
Item in perfect condition, and the service was outstanding!
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.
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.
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,
vincent, South Africa. 8 September 2015
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.
Rovenia, South Africa. 8 September 2015
VERY HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE!!!!!!
ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO BUY FROM TAKEALOT!
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.
Melicia, South Africa. 8 September 2015
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.
Stephen, South Africa. 9 September 2015
Megan, South Africa. 9 September 2015
This is a good product
Margaret, South Africa. 10 September 2015
Made a greatly appreciated birthday gift. Good value for money
mark, South Africa. 2 October 2015
good looking drive. Performs well. Time will tell how long it lasts.
Zaahid, South Africa. 15 October 2015
Great value for money...fast, 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. :)
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.
SANNET, South Africa. 28 October 2015
Very quick and easy to use. very impressed and not regreting it one moment.
Zaahid, South Africa. 3 November 2015
Great value for money and great bargain
Grant, South Africa. 17 May 2016
Fantastic little drive, I have never had any problems with it.
Deon, South Africa. 16 November 2015
Value for money! Solid hard drive, I use every day. Very glad to have made this purchase.
Remington Gregory, South Africa. 1 December 2015
Good external. Not as good as my Verbatim though.
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.
Yatheen, South Africa. 6 January 2016
Got this on daily deals-really good value for money, connects to my tv easily to play media
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.
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.
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.
Theresa, South Africa. 12 May 2016
Very happy with my purchase.
Devin, South Africa. 11 April 2016
Great price and works well so far
David, South Africa. 11 April 2016
Works like it should.. quick delivery. Good Service.
Stefanie, South Africa. 12 April 2016
Very good product. High speed transfer and large capacity in a compact unit.
Adele, South Africa. 13 April 2016
brilliant product. brilliant deal. excellent service!!!
Calvin, South Africa. 14 April 2016
Great purchase. Nice and compact. No issues on my side.
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
Anjonet, South Africa. 13 May 2016
A fine product.
lerato, South Africa. 16 May 2016
Robert, South Africa. 17 May 2016
So impressed with the service received
Gideon, South Africa. 17 May 2016
Jamie, South Africa. 17 May 2016
Had for less than 6 months and the hard drive just failed... really disappointed
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 :-)
Sarel, South Africa. 30 May 2016
Nice and Compact
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
Niranjana, South Africa. 1 June 2016
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.
Mario, South Africa. 1 August 2016
Thabang, South Africa. 5 August 2016
Gets the job done.
Ferial, South Africa. 5 August 2016
no software update required, very easy to use, plug and play. awesome
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.
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
Jarryd, South Africa. 5 September 2016
Lana, South Africa. 7 September 2016
Nice and compact
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.
Riaan, South Africa. 9 September 2016
Good value, Solid HDD, No problems so far
Celimpilo, South Africa. 19 September 2016
Deon, South Africa. 29 September 2016
Chris, South Africa. 28 October 2015
Good drive, no issues thus far.
Aidan, South Africa. 20 March 2015
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 Takealot.com on all levels.
Piet, South Africa. 29 October 2015
Quick service received
Erenst, South Africa. 12 October 2015
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
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.