General

Model

Canvio Premium 2tb
Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2tb
D2 Thunderbolt 2 8tb

Manufacturer

Toshiba
Seagate
LaCie

Amazon rating

4.1
3.9
4.1

Customer reviews on Amazon

121
388
325

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

2 TB
2 TB
8 TB

File System

NTFS
NTFS
Unformatted

Read speed

128MB/s
170MB/s
200 MB/s

Write speed

128MB/s
150MB/s
192 MB/s

Connectivity Technology

USB 3.0
USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Cache

16 MB
16 MB
64 MB

Rotation speed

5400 rpm
5400 rpm
7200 rpm

Data transfer rate

USB 3.0

5.0 Gbps
5.0 Gbps
5.0 Gbps

USB 2.0

480 Mbps
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
60°C

Protection

Shockproof

Waterproof

256-bit encryption

NFC security

Features

Colour

gray
gold
gray

LEDs

Form Factor

2.5"
2.5"
3.5"

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 0.4 inches
8.55 x 2.35 x 5.12 inches

Weight

9.6 ounces
4.8 ounces
14.6 ounces

External hard drives comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 13.5
  • 11
  • 8.5
  • 13.5Canvio Premium 2tb
  • 11Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2tb
  • 8.5D2 Thunderbolt 2 8tb

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