General

Model

Canvio Premium 1tb
Rugged Mini 4tb
Elements 4tb

Manufacturer

Toshiba
LaCie
Western Digital

Amazon rating

4.1
3.9
4.3

Customer reviews on Amazon

121
1082
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
4 TB
4 TB

File System

NTFS
Unformatted
NTFS

Read speed

128MB/s
130MB/s
115MB/s

Write speed

128MB/s
130MB/s
115MB/s

Connectivity Technology

USB 3.0
USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Cache

16 MB
8 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
min 20°C

Max

65°C
65°C
65°C

Protection

Shockproof

Waterproof

256-bit encryption

NFC security

Features

Colour

gray
orange
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
3.4 x 1 x 5.3 inches
4.4 x 3.2 x 0.6 inches

Weight

9.6 ounces
8 ounces
4.8 ounces

External hard drives comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 10.5
  • 10
  • 12
  • 10.5Canvio Premium 1tb
  • 10Rugged Mini 4tb
  • 12Elements 4tb

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