Published on Monday, 16 November 2015 22:02
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Whether it's CPUs, graphics cards, hard disk drives, solid state drives, mainboards, peripherals, consoles, media players, LCD screens and pretty much everything in the electronics industry there's one constant that applies to all regardless. When the newest models get released prices of the previous generation ones (and the ones before) take a serious hit. Because of that although currently we even have 8TB external 3.5" Desktop HDDs in the market (even higher capacity models in RAID) what are really popular amongst most consumers are the previous generation 4/5TB models which have become very affordable after having their prices cut more than just once. Toshiba released their latest Canvio Desk line of Desktop USB 3.0 hard drives a while back and again although the top of the line model features 6TB of available capacity today we're taking a look at the 4TB one.
Toshiba Europe GmbH Storage Peripherals Division, in Neuss, Germany, markets hard disk drives, solid state drives and flash storage solutions. Aiming at consumers and retailers in Europe, its current product range spans from HDDs, SSDs, memory cards, USB flash drives to wireless storage solutions. For over 40 years, Toshiba has been developing and manufacturing storage solutions used by most major IT and consumer electronics brands.
Just like every single USB 3.0 external desktop model in the market currently the Canvio Desk by Toshiba houses a 3.5" drive inside and more specifically their very own Generic Data Storage MD04ACA4000 4TB HDD. This is a SATA III compatible HDD that features a rotational speed of 7200RPM, 128MB of Cache (ignore the specs sheet), NCQ (Native Command Queuing) and requires up to 11.3W at load. Unfortunately we haven't had the chance to test this drive so we don't know exactly just how good it is in both read & write performance but judging by other Toshiba drives we're certain that it will do fine. The Toshiba Canvio Desk 4TB USB 3.0 HDD gets bundled with easy-to-use backup software (NTI Backup Now EZ) and is covered by a 3 year warranty.