General

Model

Canvio Premium 1tb
Backup Plus 5tb
Elements 4tb

Manufacturer

Toshiba
Seagate
Western Digital

Amazon rating

4.1
4.1
4.3

Customer reviews on Amazon

121
16021
1108

Connections

USB Type-C

FireWire

Thunderbolt

USB 3.0

USB 2.0

SATA

Wireless

Platform

Windows 10

Windows 8

Windows 7

Windows XP

Mac

Xbox

Sony PS

Specifications

Capacity

1 TB
5 TB
4 TB

File System

NTFS
NTFS
NTFS

Read speed

128MB/s
121MB/s
115MB/s

Write speed

128MB/s
125MB/s
115MB/s

Connectivity Technology

USB 3.0
USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Cache

16 MB
128 MB
32 MB

Rotation speed

5400 rpm
5400 rpm
5400 rpm

Data transfer rate

USB 3.0

5.0 Gbps
5.0 Gbps
5.0 Gbps

USB 2.0

480 Mbps
480 Mbps

Operating temperature

Min

5°C
5°C
5°C

Max

35°C
35°C
35°C

Storage temperature

Min

min 20°C
min 20°C

Max

65°C
60°C
65°C

Protection

Shockproof

Waterproof

256-bit encryption

NFC security

Features

Colour

gray
red
black

LEDs

Form Factor

2.5"
2.5"
2.5"

RAID support

USB 3.0 cable included

Auto Backup

Warranty

3 Years
2 Years
3 Years

Dimensions

Product size

4.3 x 3.1 x 0.5 inches
4.5 x 3 x 0.8 inches
4.4 x 3.2 x 0.6 inches

Weight

9.6 ounces
8.8 ounces
4.8 ounces

External hard drives comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 10.5
  • 9
  • 10
  • 10.5Canvio Premium 1tb
  • 9Backup Plus 5tb
  • 10Elements 4tb

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