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Toshiba 500GB Automatic Backup Portable Hard Drive

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Toshiba 500GB Automatic Backup Portable Hard Drive
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  • Capacity: 500GB
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0
  • Plug n play
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  • Capacity: 500GB
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0
  • Plug n play

  • Toshiba 500GB Automatic Backup Portable Hard Drive:

  • 500GB

  • Expanded digital storage
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0

  • Flexible interface with fast transfer speeds
  • Plug n playWhat It Holds:
  • Photos

  • Up to 142,000
  • Music

  • Up to 131,000 songs
  • Video

  • Up to 410 moviesWhat's Included:
  • Hard Drive
  • Support and Warranty:
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Specifications

    Hard Drive Capacity: 320 GB - 500 GB
    Capacity: 500 GB
    Condition: New
    Compatible Devices: PC
    Manufacturer Part Number: PH2050U-1EWL
    System Requirements: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    Color Category: Blue
    Connector Type: 1 x USB 3.0
    Model: PH2050U-1EWL
    Brand: Toshiba
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    Customer Reviews

    Customer Reviews | 88 reviews | 3.6 out of 5

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    88 reviews | 3.6 out of 5

    67%
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    Easy to use, straight forward
    8/10/2012

    Customer review by WalmartUserInTexas

    5.0 stars 8/10/2012 by WalmartUserInTexas
    by WalmartUserInTexas

    Easy to use, computer has no problem recognizing the hard drive, no need to install or format the drive. Open the box, just copy of my files and backup.

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    WalmartUserInTexas
    Dallas, Texas
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Once per month
    Excellent for the price
    8/29/2012

    Customer review by TheCarefulCustomer

    5.0 stars 8/29/2012 by TheCarefulCustomer
    by TheCarefulCustomer

    The automatic backup function is what really got me to buy this product. No external software required. You just plug it in, tell it what kind of files you want it to back up (music, pictures, emails, etc.) and it goes through your entire hard drive and backs it up. Later, should you find yourself needing to put all that information back onto your computer, there is a restore function that will place all the information back onto your computer for you. I'm not sure if it puts it all in the same folders and everything, but I imagine it does. Great price for 500 GB too, though I wish I would have gone ahead and got the 1 TB drive for only a few dollars more. Fabulous product and will last forever!

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    TheCarefulCustomer
    Potterville, MI
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:14 - 18
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:A few times per month
    Not for everyone.
    9/22/2012

    Customer review by Arcy790

    3.0 stars 9/22/2012 by Arcy790
    by Arcy790

    This is a nice, compact unit. The problem is that it incorporates a back up program. In order to use it simply as an external hard drive and eliminate the back program you must format the drive. After I downloaded the files I wanted into it, I decided to check it on my other computer. That computer would not recognize the Toshiba hard drive. Conclusion: If you only have one computer and want to increase capacity, this unit is OK. If you need to back up files because you are worried something might happen to your computer, or because you want to take files on a trip or the office, the Toshiba is not for you.

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    Arcy790
    Florida
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:65 or older
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Never
    Don't waste your money on this
    1/3/2013

    Customer review by Dsj68

    1.0 stars 1/3/2013 by Dsj68
    by Dsj68

    Don't waste your money on this. I tried this with two different computers and it wasn't recognized on either, but when I went to Toshiba's website for help it only offered an update...for a fee! Never heard of a company that charged for updates to their products. Should have known better than to deal with Toshiba since I bought a computer from them just 2 months ago which has had problems since day one. Wish I hadn't missed the time period to return it. Major waste of money. To those who've had no problems all I can say is keep your fingers crossed your luck holds out. Not worth the time or effort with this one. Go with a different brand.

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    Dsj68
    MN
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Never
    This Poduct failed all expectations
    11/10/2012

    Customer review by HZSolutions

    1.0 stars 11/10/2012 by HZSolutions
    by HZSolutions

    I purchased this product on a Monday, but it would not connect to my PC, so I returned it on Wednesday for the same product. This one connected to my PC, but would not work. After 15 minutes it had only copied 1.7Gb of data and it was making a loud, mechanical screeching sound. I returned this one yesterday (11/09/12). Attempting to use this product cost me a total of FOUR 42 mile round trips to Walmart. The price was good, but it ended up costing me over 160 miles of travel. I gave the Toshiba brand a chance, but will never use any of their products ever again. I should have read the Toshiba Website reviews before putting my money on the counter. Most of their reviews are negative, too

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    HZSolutions
    Brunswick, GA
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Never
    Excellent
    10/14/2012

    Customer review by BUTX

    5.0 stars 10/14/2012 by BUTX
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    Top 500 contributor

    Bought two of these for my iMac had to reformat that took less than a minute. I paid less than what is listed online ($30.00 each). My local Walmart has these in their clearance section. If you see them at $30 each you need to buy them.

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    BUTX
    Burleson, TX
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Top 500 contributor
    This drive worked great and was so simple
    2/6/2013

    Customer review by JDJams

    5.0 stars 2/6/2013 by JDJams
    by JDJams
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    I ordered this drive wanting to back up my PC and it was so simple to use.. Just plug it in and it automatically installed the needed drivers and software. Just had to select the kind of backup I wanted and the software took care of the rest. Not only that but I had some files on my old PC that I backed up and wanted to move to my new PC and that restore process to the new PC was just as simple as backing up. Great product Highly recommend it.

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    JDJams
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Once per month
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    DO NOT PURCHASE!!!
    4/2/2013

    Customer review by Frustraded

    1.0 stars 4/2/2013 by Frustraded
    by Frustraded

    My husband purchased this to back up reports for work and within 4 months it died completely. I called Toshiba to find out how to recover the extremely important information off of the hard drive and was told first just to return it and get a new one. Once I again explained no that is not the question I asked, that I need the information saved on the hard drive not how to get a new one. I was told to take it to a local computer store and pay them to recover the information. I was so frustrated by the woman on the phone who said that I would have to pay someone else to basically back up, my back up equipment. She just kept telling me that the 2 year warranty I purchased did not cover the extraction of information from the hard drive. When I asked her "Well is there a warranty that can be purchased to 'recover information' from the hard drive" she said no. I felt like she was telling me I didn't purchase a good enough warranty, but the 2 year warranty I purchased was the only one offered. I would never recommend this product to anyone, it died within 4 months and Toshiba was absolutely no help what so ever.

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    Frustraded
    AZ
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:3 - 4 months
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    "not as advertised"!!!!!!!
    1/22/2013

    Customer review by mrdebjr

    1.0 stars 1/22/2013 by mrdebjr
    by mrdebjr
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    the first one I ordered you couldn't get to the screen where backup & restore was launched from,it was advertised to start backup on its own (not true), also this item was advertised as being the greatest thing going(also not true),I returned this item thinking it was damaged in transit or something of that nature , the replacement would launch backup & restore screen, it already had a check in every section that the item could restore witch meant all information in computer witch is exactly what I wanted, on section was for e-mail witch was checked,"didnt" backup any e-mail,some stuff was backed up but not all that was supposed to be, sent item back and got refund, very disappointed!!!!!!!

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    mrdebjr
    riverside,ohio
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:A few times per year
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    Toshiba 500GB Automatic Backup Portable Hard Drive
    1/15/2013

    Customer review by Raverett

    1.0 stars 1/15/2013 by Raverett
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    Walmart shipped the backup hard drive in good time. When I got it I tried to use it and I could not find an execute file. I tried to call Toshiba for help and they do not provide help at all. I finally gave up and returned the Toshiba hard drive to Walmart and bought a Western Digital that worked.

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    Raverett
    Clearfield, UT
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Never
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