Quick Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Hard Drive Installation Guide

Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB is a smart storage hard drive; you can use this portable drive on both Windows and Mac computers. This portable drive comes with pre-installed backup software. It is compact and fits in your palm. This page contains the details about Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Hard Drive setup.

  • Compatible USB 3.0 cable
  • Freeport of USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 on your computer

Box Content:

  • Canvio Connect II portable hard drive.
  • USB 3.0 micro-B cable.
  • Quick Start Guide.

Installing the hard drive on a computer is so simple. You need to connect the hard drive to the computer using the supplied USB cable and the computer will detect the drive.

Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Hard Drive

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Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Hard Drive Software Download:

  • Turn ON the Windows computer and open the default web browser.
  • Go to the official Toshiba support website.
  • On the official page, click Support > Downloads & Product Archive.
  • Click Archive, then scroll down and locate your Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Hard Drive.
  • Now click Tools, and the download starts automatically in the web browser.

Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Hard Drive Partitioning:

If you wish to partition your external hard drive, you need to save all your stored files to another folder or back up your files.

Windows:

  • Connect the Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB hard drive to the Windows computer.
  • The Canvio hard drive automatically appears on the computer.
  • Click on Start and type disk management in the search bar.
  • Click Disk Management from the search result.
  • On the Disk Management screen, make a right-click on the Canvio hard drive icon and click Delete Volume.
  • If prompted for confirmations, click Yes. Now the hard drive is formatted.
  • Right-click on the unallocated disk and click New Simple Volume.
  • In the New Simple Volume Wizard that appears, click Next.
  • Enter the space for the partition in Simple volume size in MB and click Next.
  • Click Assign the following driver letter drop-down list, select the letter for your disk, and click Next.
  • Click the File system drop-drop down box and select NTFS.
  • Leave the Allocation unit size to default.
  • Click Volume label, give a name for your disk, and click Next.
  • Now click Finish.
  • Open My computer and check the partition disk. Save your files on the newly partitioned disk.

Disk partition on Mac:

  • Connect the Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB hard drive to the Mac computer.
  • Go to Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility.
  • In the Disk Utility dialog box, locate the new Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Hard Drive and click Partition.
  • Click the ‘+’ button and create a new partition.
  • Below the Partition information, you can change the name of the disk. Select the Format drop-down box and select the format according to your usage.
  • The disk volume can be manually entered in the Size field; enter the volume in GB.
  • Finally, click Apply.
  • If prompted, click Partition and wait until the hard drive partition completes.

How To Recover Files Using Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Hard Drive?

Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Hard Drive
  • Toshiba offers a data recovery service for all external hard drives.
  • Hand over your Toshiba external hard drive to the nearest Toshiba service center.
  • If the external hard drive is completely damaged, buy a new hard drive.

Note: A black bar is displayed on the unallocated partition.

  • We recommend you take a backup of your hard drive regularly so that you can easily recover the lost data.
  • You can also use third-party recovery software.

How to back up files using Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Hard Drive?

  • Connect the Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB hard drive to the Windows computer.
  • Click Settings and then click Update & Security.
  • On the Update & Security menu, locate and click Backup.
  • Now toggle the Automatically backup my files button and click More.
  • Select your drive, which is visible below the Overview menu.
  • Now, in the Backup option menu, click the Back up my file drop-down and select the time.
  • Select Keep my backups drop-down box and click any options as you required.
  • Under Back up these folders, select + Add a folder to backup folders on the computer.
  • Click the Back up now button to back up all the folders you have selected from the Windows computer.
  • Wait few minutes to complete the backup process.

Format Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Hard Drive:

  • Before formatting your Canvio hard drive, take a backup and store it on your computer.
  • Connect the Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB hard drive to the Windows computer.
  • The Canvio hard drive gets detected on the computer.
  • Now click the Start button and type disk management in the search bar.
  • Click Disk Management from the best match.
  • On the Disk Management screen, right-click the Canvio hard drive icon and click Format.
  • Type the volume name in Volume label.
  • Click the File system drop-down box and select NTFS.
  • Leave the Allocation size to default and click OK.
  • Wait for few seconds to complete the formatting process.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Hard Drive Not Connected:

Most issues with the Toshiba Canvio hard drive are related to the hard drive connection. Sometimes, the drive may be connected but the files may not be accessible. In the following section, we have provided the steps to fix the drive issue if it is not connecting.

  • Turn ON your Windows computer.
  • Connect the Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB hard drive to the computer using a USB cable.
  • Check if the drive is detected on the computer. The drive should automatically get detected on the computer.
  • If the Canvio drive is not detected, check the USB cable.
  • If the USB cable is damaged, connect the drive using a new USB cable.
  • Still if you face the same problem, remove the cable from the computer and insert it into another USB port.
  • Connect the drive to a new computer and see if it is accessible. If the drive is physically damaged, then consider buying a new Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Hard Drive.
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