Toshiba Canvio® Basics Portable External Hard Drive



  • Sleek, matte black design
  • Simple setup
  • Drag and drop file storage
  • 1-year limited warranty

Storage made Simple

Keeping data storage simple, the Canvio® Basics lets you bring your collections anywhere with its sleek portability and convenience, offering high storage capacity, easy setup, and quick accessibility to your stored content.
Canvio Basics HDTB4

Easy to use

Discover one of the easiest ways to add storage to your computer with Toshiba’s Canvio Basics portable hard drive, offering simple plug-and-play operation. Ready to use with your PC4 and no software installation required. Intuitively drag and drop files to and from your PC or laptop.

All You Need, Wherever You Go

Canvio Basics offers the space to collect in a size you can take anywhere. Introducing a new sleek, matte-black design that is more compact than ever, the Canvio Basics is a true portable hard drive – easy to carry and store in any pocket or bag.

Store with Confidence

The Canvio Basics is built to Toshiba’s world-class quality standards, offering time-tested reliability and comes with a 1-year standard limited warranty4, so you can feel confident and collect at ease.


What’s in the Box

  • Toshiba Canvio® Basics Portable Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable (works with USB 2.0)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1-year standard limited warranty



  • Capacities:1TB, 2TB, 4TB*
  • Interface: USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Transfer Rate:Up to 5 Gb/s3
  • Size:
  • 1TB, 2TB:
    (LxWxH): 109.0 x 78.0 x 14.0 (mm), 4.3 x 3.1 x 0.55 (inch)
  • 4TB:
    (LxWxH): 109.0 x 78.0 x 19.5 (mm), 4.3 x 3.1 x 0.77 (inch)
  • Color:
    Matte Black
  • Weight:
    1TB/2TB: 149 g, 5.3 oz
    4TB: 218 g, 7.7 oz

System Requirements

  • Formatted NTFS for Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 7
  • Requires reformatting for Mac OS v10.12 /OS X v10.11 / v10.10
  • Available USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 Port