Toshiba Canvio Advanced 2TB External Hard Drive Installation

Before you begin installing the external hard drive, ensure that you have a USB 3.0 Micro-B cable that came with the hard drive package.

  • Plug the USB cable into the port of your Canvio Advance 2TB external hard drive.
  • Turn on your computer.
  • Now, plug the USB cable into the USB Type-A port of your computer.
  • The Power or Data indicator light flashes, and the drive will now start to power up.
  • The external hard drive is now mounted.
  • The Toshiba Canvio Advance 2TB external hard drive will be listed in My Computer.
Toshiba Canvio Advanced 2TB External Hard Drive

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Toshiba Canvio Advanced 2TB External Hard Drive Software Download

You can download the software for your external hard drive from the official site. Here’s how to download the software for Canvio Advanced drive.

  • On your computer, open a web browser.
  • Visit the official Toshiba site.
  • Click Support and then click Downloads and Archive.
  • Select the appropriate product category and model from the drop-down menu.
  • Click the Download button next to Software. You’ll be directed to the software download page.
  • Now, start downloading the software.

Toshiba Canvio Advanced 2TB External Hard Drive Partitioning

  • On your Windows computer, click the Start menu.
  • Select the Disk management option.
  • In the Disk Management window, right-click your Toshiba Canvio Advanced external drive name.
  • Select Shrink Volume.
  • In the shrink window, enter the volume and then click Shrink.
  • The primary partition will be reduced and a new folder will be created.
  • You can now right-click the unallocated folder.
  • Click New Simple Volume.
  • Click Next in the pop-up that appears.
  • Enter the volume for the first partition and then click Next.
  • Assign a drive letter and then click Next.
  • Remove the volume level and then click Finish.

Now, you’ve created the first partition successfully. You can also create another partition for your external hard drive.

Toshiba Canvio Advanced 2TB External Hard Drive

How to back up files using Toshiba Canvio Advanced 2TB External Hard Drive?

You can back up files by downloading the Storage Backup Software from the official site. The storage backup software helps you to back up files stored on your computer to the Toshiba Canvio Advanced 2 TB external hard drive.

Ensure that you restart your computer and log in with administrator privileges.

  • On your computer, open a web browser.
  • Visit the official Toshiba site.
  • Download the Storage Backup Software of your external hard drive.
  • Double-click the downloaded setup file to begin the installation.
  • In the Choose Setup Language dialog box, select the required language and then click Next.
  • You should accept the terms and conditions of the License Agreement and then click Next.
  • Click Install. The installation process starts.
  • Finally, click Finish. The software shortcut is added to the desktop.
  • Now, launch the software.
  • Select your storage device and then click Next.
  • Select the required partition and then click Next.
  • Note: Backup plan supports only NTFS formatted storage devices.
  • In the backup folder dialog box, select the folder and then click Next.
  • Set the backup plan schedule.
  • Once done, click Save.
  • Click OK to begin the backup process.

The Backup completed successfully message appears on the screen when the process gets completed.

Format Toshiba Canvio 1TB External Hard Drive

Format Toshiba Canvio Advanced 2TB External Hard Drive

  • On your computer, click the Start menu.
  • Select the Disk Management option. The Disk Management window opens.
  • Now, right-click the unallocated partition. It will make a new partition.
  • In the pop-up menu, click Next.
  • Change the drive letter and then click Next.
  • Choose the file system as NFTS and select the Perform a quick format option.
  • Click Next.
  • Finally, click Finish.

How to recover files using Toshiba Canvio Advanced 2TB External Hard Drive?

You can restore the backup data using the Storage Backup software. This software is available on the official Toshiba site. To restore the data, you should’ve backed up the files using the Storage Backup Software.

  • On your computer, launch the software.
  • Click the Restore symbol.
  • Select the date from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the folder and then click Next.
  • In the restore destination selection dialog box, choose the required destination.
  • Click Restore and then click OK.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Toshiba Canvio Advanced 2TB External Hard Drive Troubleshooting

Toshiba Hard Drive are used to store important files. Sometimes, they fail and this could lead to losing access to the data. You can restore the lost data by troubleshooting the hard drive problems. You need to identify the causes and start clearing them out.

Toshiba Canvio Advanced 2TB External Hard Drive Not Connected

  • Check whether the USB cable is securely connected at both ends.
  • If your device does not start, then your drive needs a service.
  • When you dismount and reconnect the drive, do not unplug the cable connection immediately. It may cause damage to the drive. When you try to reconnect the drive in the future, your drive will not connect or work properly.
  • Try dismounting the drive safely.
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