General

Model

Canvio Premium 1tb
SP A80 2tb
Canvio Basics 500gb

Manufacturer

Toshiba
Silicon Power
Toshiba

Amazon rating

4.1
4.2
4.4

Customer reviews on Amazon

121
1411
4011

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
2 TB
500 GB

File System

NTFS
FAT32
NTFS

Read speed

128MB/s
103MB/s
109MB/s

Write speed

128MB/s
87MB/s
101MB/s

Connectivity Technology

USB 3.0
USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Cache

16 MB
8 MB
8 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
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
blue
black

LEDs

Form Factor

2.5"
2.5"
2.5"

RAID support

USB 3.0 cable included

Auto Backup

Warranty

3 Years
3 Years
1 Year

Dimensions

Product size

4.3 x 3.1 x 0.5 inches
5.5 x 3.7 x 0.7 inches
4.7 x 3.1 x 0.6 inches

Weight

9.6 ounces
10.2 ounces
8.2 ounces

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