General

Model

Canvio Premium 1tb
SP A30 1tb
Backup Plus Slim 4tb

Manufacturer

Toshiba
Silicon Power
Seagate

Amazon rating

4.1
4.3
4.1

Customer reviews on Amazon

121
1490
16021

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
1 TB
4 TB

File System

NTFS
FAT32
NTFS

Read speed

128MB/s
123MB/s
120MB/s

Write speed

128MB/s
122MB/s
100MB/s

Connectivity Technology

USB 3.0
USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Cache

16 MB
8 MB
128 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

Operating temperature

Min

5°C
5°C
5°C

Max

35°C
55°C
35°C

Storage temperature

Min

min 20°C
min 40°C

Max

65°C
70°C
60°C

Protection

Shockproof

Waterproof

256-bit encryption

NFC security

Features

Colour

gray
black
silver

LEDs

Form Factor

2.5"
2.5"
2.5"

RAID support

USB 3.0 cable included

Auto Backup

Warranty

3 Years
3 Years
2 Years

Dimensions

Product size

4.3 x 3.1 x 0.5 inches
5.5 x 3.4 x 0.9 inches
4.5 x 3 x 0.4 inches

Weight

9.6 ounces
11.2 ounces
5.3 ounces

External hard drives comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 10.5
  • 13
  • 8.5
  • 10.5Canvio Premium 1tb
  • 13SP A30 1tb
  • 8.5Backup Plus Slim 4tb

Better hard drive is SP A30 1tb. Purchase