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Should You Buy a Toshiba External Hard Drive?

Updated 08 September 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Toshiba External Hard Drive?

Toshiba is well known for it's 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 3,200 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 £30 for the Canvio Basics - 500Gb which has a hard drive capacity of 500GB and a weight of 230g and go up to £166 for the Canvio Desk - 6TB which has a hard drive capacity of 6TB and a weight of 1kg. The average price of a new Toshiba external hard drive is £65.

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. 8 best external hard drive brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Toshiba is the 8th best external hard drive brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
767 reviews
#2
United States
93%
93%
192 reviews
#3
France
93%
93%
15 reviews
#4
92%
92%
15 reviews
#5
90%
90%
35 reviews
#6
China
89%
89%
19 reviews
#7
85%
85%
52 reviews
#8
Japan
81%
81%
0 reviews
#9
79%
79%
0 reviews
#10
78%
78%
7 reviews
#11
WD
77%
77%
792 reviews
#12
Transcend
74%
74%
0 reviews
#13
Verbatim
74%
74%
0 reviews
#14
72%
72%
0 reviews
#15
ioSafe
70%
70%
10 reviews
#16
Maxtor
68%
68%
0 reviews
#17
OWC
60%
60%
0 reviews
#18
DataLocker
60%
60%
2 reviews
#19
Digittrade
59%
59%
0 reviews
#20
Samsung
South Korea
59%
59%
0 reviews
#21
Glyph
57%
57%
0 reviews
#22
Apricorn
57%
57%
1 review
#23
2-Power
56%
56%
0 reviews
#24
Elecom
55%
55%
0 reviews
#25
Sony
Japan
55%
55%
0 reviews
#26
Lenovo
China
54%
54%
0 reviews
#27
Hamlet
54%
54%
0 reviews
#28
TechniSat
53%
53%
0 reviews
#29
ADATA
53%
53%
0 reviews
#30
Integral
52%
52%
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 wide selection of Toshiba external hard drives available compared to other external hard drive brands, with over 30 Toshiba external hard drives currently on the market in the UK.

Toshiba external hard drives 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
£138
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £799
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
£65
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £799
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
tweaktown.com logo
1
1
darktech-reviews.com logo
2
razorman.net logo
1
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
pcper.com logo
1
pokde.net logo
1
storagereview.com logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
techlabs.ua logo
1
mobimaniak.pl logo
1
techreaction.net logo
1
techwarelabs.com logo
1
tecnogaming.com logo
1
wavepc.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
legitreviews.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
almodi.org logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
4
1
Total
13
13
1
5
8

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

Toshiba Canvio - 3Tb

£69.99
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3TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
5,700 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
210g

A great mid range choice, priced at £69.99 is the Toshiba Canvio - 3Tb, which has a Kagoo Score of 78.

Features We Love:
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
Very light (210g)
USB powered
Has an AC adapter included

A powerful but 2 year old 210g external hard drive, good for ALL the cat pictures. It is USB powered and has a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s.

91
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Age
20 Months Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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What is the Best High End Toshiba External Hard Drive?

Toshiba HDTB420EK3AA

£71.49
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Toshiba HDTB420EK3AA
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Toshiba HDTB420EK3AA
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
149g

If you're looking for a high end Toshiba external hard drive then the Toshiba HDTB420EK3AA takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 75, but is a bit more expensive at £71.49.

Features We Love:
USB powered
Lighter than average (149g)

A fully featured but moderately out of date USB powered external hard drive, with one of the lightest weights around and a fair price.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
77
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Age
20 Months Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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What is the Best Budget Choice Toshiba External Hard Drive?

Toshiba Canvio Basics - 1TB

£38.99
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Toshiba Canvio Basics - 1TB
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Toshiba Canvio Basics - 1TB
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
230g

At only £38.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 80 the Toshiba Canvio Basics - 1TB makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
Very light (230g)
USB powered

A very popular and newly released 230g external hard drive, very good for a large amount of cat pictures. It is USB powered and has a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
81
Value for Money
Very Good
91
Age
14 Months Old
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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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 High End Toshiba External Hard Drive?
What is the Best Budget Choice Toshiba External Hard Drive?

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