General

Model

Canvio Premium 3tb
Backup Plus Desktop 8tb

Manufacturer

Toshiba
Seagate

Amazon rating

3.7
4.2

Customer reviews on Amazon

84
2717

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

3 TB
8 TB

File System

NTFS
NTFS

Read speed

128MB/s
124 MB/s

Write speed

128MB/s
100 MB/s

Connectivity Technology

USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Cache

16 MB
64 MB

Rotation speed

5400 rpm
7200 rpm

Data transfer rate

USB 3.0

5.0 Gbps
5.0 Gbps

USB 2.0

480 Mbps
480 Mbps

Operating temperature

Min

5°C
5°C

Max

35°C
35°C

Storage temperature

Min

min 20°C
min 20°C

Max

65°C
60°C

Protection

Shockproof

Waterproof

256-bit encryption

NFC security

Features

Colour

gray
black

LEDs

Form Factor

2.5"
3.5"

RAID support

USB 3.0 cable included

Auto Backup

Warranty

3 Years
3 Years

Dimensions

Product size

4.3 x 3.1 x 0.5 inches
4.65 x 7 x 1.63 inches

Weight

9.6 ounces
10.2 ounces

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