Product Comparison: Toshiba (Canvio Basics) vs Seagate Expansion

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General Specifications
Canvio Basics (HDTB410EK3AA)
About the Product
Get all the storage capacity you need for your important digital content—and keep it all in one place, everywhere you go.
The Seagate Expansion Portable hard drive offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to instantly add storage to your computer and take files on the go.
Key Specs
Storage Drive Type
HDD 2.5"
2000 GB
1000 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Toshiba (Canvio Basics) Portable Hard Drive for PC / PS4 / PS5
  • The Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive is an excellent drive for what I needed it for, which was to add extra storage to my Xbox One.
  • This 2tb Toshiba worked perfectly just plug it in and its a simple set it up in your system storage settings and your ready to go. I currently have 20 games on mine and have only 33.4% used with 1.4 tb left
  • This Drive is good for a variety of uses. You can store you videos, pictures, and more on here. It's plug and play so you simply plug in and it shows up, much like a thumb drive. A LOT of storage, so you won't need to worry about running out of space.
  • This system is a perfect add-on external storage that acts as a proxy device for intermediate storage of information as the month goes bay - then exported to the massive devices' storage folders on five 5 terabyte devices. Has worked perfectly for a month now.
  • The support network that Toshiba offers is an unknown as compared to Seagate & WD in a lot of regions
Seagate Expansion Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive
  • Great compact enclosures. I would suggest putting on some small rubber 'feet' on the base to lift it up and allow any heat to dissipate more freely.
  • I decided on this one purely because of the price point, the capacity, and the fact it was a Seagate!
  • This is my 4th Expansion 4 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive but I have 7 more ranging between 1TB and 5TB capacity. The first I purchased in 2007 and have never looked back. All are going strong.
  • I bought the 2TB version. Usually, there's a tiny inaccuracy in the capacity. This version is actually 1.81 TB.
  • High-capacity HDDs are also a worry of course, because when they fail they take away a *lot* of data in one go, so these are only used for remote copies of data that is mirrored elsewhere on entirely different devices.
Size & Weight
0.8 in.
0.58 in.
4.7 in.
4.61 in.
3.1 in.
3.15 in.
5.25 oz.
5.92 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Toshiba (Canvio Basics) Portable Hard Drive for PC / PS4 / PS5
  • This little gem is USB powered. Its also weighs very little too!
  • It came in a plain bubble package although it was a bit too big for the size of box this came in but it was in perfect condition.
  • The photo of the device can be bit misleading it's about the size of a 4 fingerd kit-kat bar!
  • This drive works well and is quiet. Is lightweight and a good size although there are lighter and more pocket sized drives for carrying around with a laptop and the like.
  • I have recently bought a new laptop that doesn't have a large storage size so I decided to find an external hard drive.
Seagate Expansion Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive
  • Opening the box, the unit is very compact, but functionally has done everything we’ve asked of it.
  • This device is so compact and reliable you can take it anywhere. Excellent value for money. Highly-recommended.
  • I bought it because it was compact but wish I'd gone bigger or another one now because it does feel like the manufacturers did the minimal they could.
  • I’ve never had any data crashes or losses, and the hard drive itself it small and compact for the amount of data it stores.
  • Runs smoothly and is nice and compact.
OS Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS
Windows 10/8/7/Vista
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
Backup Function
Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology, Portable Peace of Mind, Easy to Use, Plug and Play
Drag and drop file saving, right out of the box, Fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
What customers say about "Features"
Toshiba (Canvio Basics) Portable Hard Drive for PC / PS4 / PS5
  • USB 3.0 (faster load times than my internal Xbox One drive by a little bit)
  • Quiet, quieter than my computer fan! I can hear it when it starts to spins up, but then it quiets right down.
  • Cool and quiet. This thing is basically silent so it won't annoy you regardless of where it is installed.
  • Small rubber feet on the bottom of the hard drive case prevent slippage
  • Would like to have had a longer cable. However the hard drive does reach the top of my PC case.
Seagate Expansion Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive
  • USB3.0 made loading the drive up for the boss a breeze. This feature is wasted on him, but will definitely benefit me down the line when adding new photos.
  • It could be quieter, but it has good power saving features such as shutting down when not plugged into a computer.
  • Works fine. Took a while to arrive. I can't give it 5 stars as durability and longevity are key features and I have just received it.
  • Note, this drive does not feature a Kensington slot.
  • Not too sure about the boasted feature that it doesn't need a power supply.
Additional Accessories
USB 3.0 cable, Quick start guide
USB 3.0 cable
Number Of Drives
Power Supply
USB 5V/0.5A
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
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