Toshiba Canvio Ready 4TB External Hard Drive Installation [Quick Guide]

Contents in the Box:

  • The Toshiba Canvio Ready 4TB external hard drive
  • USB Micro-B cable

System requirements:

  • Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 7
  • A working USB port (3.0 or 2.0 interface)

Installation steps:

  • Ensure that your computer is turned on.
  • Unpack the hard drive from the box and ensure to keep the USB cable aside.
  • Connect the oversized pin of the USB cable to the hard drive and the other end to the computer USB port.
  • The Toshiba Canvio hard drive will now show up on your computer.
  • And there it is. The installation is complete!
 Toshiba Canvio Ready 4TB External Hard Drive

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TOSHIBA CANVIO READY 4TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD

You can download the software for the Toshiba Canvio Ready 4TB external hard drive from the official Toshiba Canvio support page.

  • Open the default browser.
  • Visit the Toshiba Canvio support page.
  • Scroll down the support page.
  • Right under the Software section, click the Download icon.

TOSHIBA CANVIO READY 4TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE PARTITIONING

Partition a new volume

  • Click the Windows icon.
  • Open the Control Panel window.
  • Select System and Security > Administrative Tools.
  • Do a double-click on the Disk Management option.
  • Do a right-click on the free space of the connected Toshiba hard drive (at the bottom of the Disk Management window) and select the NewSimple Volume option.
  • Click the Next button.
  • Enter the size you want for the partition (in MB) and click Next.
  • Allot a drive letter for your identification; click the Next button.
  • Follow the on-screen commands and click Finish.

Partition an existing volume

  • Open the Control Panel window.
  • Select the options, System and Security > Administrative Tools.
  • Do a double-click on the Disk Management option.
  • Select the volume you want to format. Do a right-click and select Format.

HOW TO BACK UP FILES USING TOSHIBA CANVIO READY 4TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE?

  • Once the Toshiba Canvio Ready 4TB hard drive is connected, you can go ahead and take a backup of the files.
  • Select the folder you wish to copy.
  • Do a right-click on the folder.
  • Select the Send To option and choose the Toshiba hard drive.
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FORMAT TOSHIBA CANVIO READY 4TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

Formatting a hard drive is quite simple. Make sure that the Toshiba Canvio Ready 4TB hard drive is connected to the computer.

  • Open This PC (Windows 10) or My Computer (older versions) on your computer.
  • Locate the connected Toshiba hard drive.
  • Do a right-click on the hard drive and select Format.
  • In the Format pop-up window, click the Start button.
  • The format will be complete in under a minute.

HOW TO RECOVER FILES USING TOSHIBA CANVIO READY 4TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE?

There is no official recovery software from Toshiba to get your files back. But, there are some excellent third-party data recovery software that can be put to good use. So, let us see the steps for the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

  • Open the default browser on your computer.
  • Ensure that the Toshiba hard drive is connected.
  • Enter the Easeus official website link in the address bar of the browser; press the Enter button.
  • Click the Free Download button on the page.
  • The application will be downloaded.
  • Do a double-click on the setup file to start the installation.
  • When the window opens, click the I Agree checkbox for the Terms & conditions.
  • The Easeus Data Recovery Wizard will now show the list of drives available on your computer.
  • Select the connected hard drive from the list and click the Scan button.
  • The application will scan and will show you a preview of the files and documents.
  • Click the Filter option in the top section of the application.
  • You can also select All Files from the Filter drop-down list.
  • Click the Recover button.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

TOSHIBA CANVIO READY 4TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE TROUBLESHOOTING

One of the issues you might face with the Toshiba hard drive is the connection problem. Sometimes, the hard drive will not get connected.

TOSHIBA CANVIO READY 4TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE NOT CONNECTED

There are different methods to solve the Toshiba Canvio Ready 4TB external hard drive not connected issue. Some simple steps to fix the problem are given here.

  • Check if the USB cable is attached properly to the Toshiba drive and the computer.
  • Replace the cable if it has a problem.
  • Ensure that the USB port on the computer is not damaged or accumulated with any dust or residue.
  • Connect the Toshiba hard drive to a different computer to rule out the problem with the hard drive.
  • Restart your computer and try again.

Here is one solution to solve the connection problem.

FIX: UPDATE THE USB CONTROLLER DRIVER

  • Do a right-click on the Windows icon and select the Device Manager option.
  • Click the Universal Serial Bus Controllers option to expand it.
  • Do a right-click on your drive and then click the Update driver button.
  • Click the Search automatically for the updated driver software option.
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