Toshiba has been a veteran manufacturer of notebook hard drives for notebooks for a long time and it also has portable hard drives. As is the case with Toshiba products, simplicity and functionality are given prime importance, and the case is the same with its Canvio series of portable hard drives, of which we have received a 500GB model for review. The drive has a simple yet elegant design and the 2.5-inch hard drive inside has got free-fall sensor for added protection for your data. We tested this drive and got some interesting results.
Most portable drive makers do not provide any software disc these days, instead opting to put the software on the drive itself. While this is not such a bad idea, there is a chance of ignorant users accidentally deleting the software from the drive without backing it up. So you can also download the software from the website.