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General

Model

Elements 1tb
Canvio Basics 2tb

Manufacturer

Western Digital
Toshiba

Amazon rating

4.4
4.4

Customer reviews on Amazon

1172
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

File System

NTFS
NTFS

Read speed

115MB/s
114MB/s

Write speed

115MB/s
103MB/s

Connectivity Technology

USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Cache

32 MB
8 MB

Rotation speed

5400 rpm
5400 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

Max

65°C
60°C

Protection

Shockproof

Waterproof

256-bit encryption

NFC security

Features

Colour

black
black

LEDs

Form Factor

2.5"
2.5"

RAID support

USB 3.0 cable included

Auto Backup

Warranty

3 Years
1 Year

Dimensions

Product size

4.4 x 3.2 x 0.6 inches
4.7 x 3.1 x 0.6 inches

Weight

4.8 ounces
8.2 ounces

External hard drives comparison rating

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  • 10Elements 1tb
  • 8Canvio Basics 2tb

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