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Should You Buy a Toshiba External Hard Drive?

Updated 16 December 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Toshiba External Hard Drive?

Toshiba is well known for its TVs and camcorders.

If you are thinking about buying a Toshiba external hard drive then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of external hard drive brands is compiled by analysing over 3,300 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,000 external hard drives.

Toshiba are recognised for their wide selection of popular external hard drives and start at $45 for the Canvio Basics - 1TB which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 230g and go up to $102 for the Canvio - 4Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 4TB and a weight of 1kg. The average price of a new Toshiba external hard drive is $68.

Toshiba are recognised for their wide selection of popular external hard drives.

Is Toshiba the Best External Hard Drive Brand?

So are Toshiba external hard drives any good? We give every external hard drive a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all external hard drives we are able to impartially rank all the external hard drive brands.

Toshiba is ranked the No. 13 best external hard drive brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Toshiba is the 13th best external hard drive brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
746 reviews
#2
United States
94%
94%
192 reviews
#3
France
93%
93%
15 reviews
#4
85%
85%
52 reviews
#5
82%
82%
15 reviews
#6
China
81%
81%
19 reviews
#7
74%
74%
0 reviews
#8
ioSafe
73%
73%
10 reviews
#9
70%
70%
0 reviews
#10
DataLocker
70%
70%
2 reviews
#11
Transcend
66%
66%
0 reviews
#12
Verbatim
65%
65%
0 reviews
#13
Japan
65%
65%
0 reviews
#14
Rocstor
63%
63%
1 review
#15
OWC
63%
63%
0 reviews
#16
Glyph
63%
63%
0 reviews
#17
Kanguru
53%
53%
0 reviews
#18
Rosewill
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Toshiba external hard drives compare to the other external hard drive brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All external hard drive Brands
Toshiba External Hard Drives

There's a smaller selection of Toshiba external hard drives available compared to other external hard drive brands, with only 9 Toshiba external hard drives currently on the market in the US. Toshiba external hard drives also tend to be cheaper than most other external hard drive brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
$115
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $699
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
$68
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $849
Price Distribution of Toshiba External Hard Drives

How Many Industry Awards Have Toshiba External Hard Drives Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Toshiba external hard drives. The table below shows the number of awards given to the most popular external hard drive brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning external hard drives

Number of Awards Seagate Western Digital LaCie A-DATA Silicon Power
eteknix.com logo
1
1
1
1
01net.com logo
1
1
1
legitreviews.com logo
1
1
tweaktown.com logo
1
1
darktech-reviews.com logo
2
razorman.net logo
1
1
techwarelabs.com logo
1
techreaction.net logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
techlabs.ua logo
1
tbreak.ae logo
1
storagereview.com logo
1
pokde.net logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
hothardware.com logo
1
hw-journal.de logo
1
allround-pc.com logo
1
HEXUS.net logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
3
1
Total
13
13
1
5
8

What is the Best Mid-Range Toshiba External Hard Drive?

Toshiba Canvio - 2Tb

$69.99
Best Buy
Toshiba Canvio - 2Tb
Buy Now
Toshiba Canvio - 2Tb
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
149g

A great mid range choice, priced at $69.99 is the Toshiba Canvio - 2Tb, which has a Kagoo Score of 66.

Features We Love:
USB powered
Lighter than average (149g)
Password protection
External power adapter

A good spec and light weight USB powered external hard drive.

77
Features
Good Features
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
62
Value for Money
Good
66
Kagoo Score
Good
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Toshiba Canvio Ready 2Tb Unboxing & Review
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Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB Hard Drive 3.0 Unboxing
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TOSHIBA CANVIO ALUMY 2tb Hard Drive Full Review(Hindi)
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Toshiba 2TB Canvio Basics 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 External Hard Drive UNBOXING
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Toshiba Canvio Ready 2Tb Unboxing & Review
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TOSHIBA CANVIO BASICS 2TB HDD UNBOXING ! REVIEW !
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Unboxing Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB External HD
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[Trailer] Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB - Testsieger

The cheapest price that we could find for the Canvio - 2Tb in the US is $69.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Toshiba External Hard Drive?

Toshiba Canvio Basics - 1TB

$45.00
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Toshiba Canvio Basics - 1TB
Buy Now
Toshiba Canvio Basics - 1TB
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
230g

At only $45 and with a Kagoo Score of 69 the Toshiba Canvio Basics - 1TB makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
USB powered

A good spec but only ok value for money 230g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s.

78
Features
Good Features
83
Popularity
Widely Available
67
Value for Money
Good
69
Kagoo Score
Good
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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Toshiba External Hard Drive?
Is Toshiba the Best External Hard Drive Brand?
How Many Industry Awards Have Toshiba External Hard Drives Received?
What is the Best Mid-Range Toshiba External Hard Drive?
What is the Best Budget Choice Toshiba External Hard Drive?

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