TOSHIBA CANVIO READY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE SIMPLE INSTALLATION

Toshiba Canvio Ready is a portable external hard drive. It is weightless, and you can carry the hard driver anywhere. This portable hard drive has a shock sensor that cuts the high voltage power and protects your data. It comes with up to 4TB of storage capacity.

Box Content:

  • Canvio Ready External Hard Drive.
  • USB 3.0 Micro-B Cable.
  • Support Document.

TOSHIBA CANVIO READY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE INSTALLATION

  • Open the box and take the Canvio Ready external hard drive and the USB cable from the box.
  • Then perform the installation steps that are quite are simple.
  • Turn ON your Windows computer, then connect one end of the USB cable to the computer’s USB port.
  • Connect the other end to the Toshiba Canvio drive’s USB port.
  • Immediately, the Power/Data indicator light will flash, and the drive will power up automatically.
  • Now the Toshiba Canvio Ready drive icon appears in the My Computer folder.
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TOSHIBA CANVIO READY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD

  • Turn ON your Windows computer and open the default browser.
  • Go to the Toshiba official support website.
  • On the Toshiba official website, click Support.
  • Under the Support option, click Downloads and Product Archive.
  • Click the Product Category drop-down box and click Portable.
  • Now, scroll down on the webpage and click Load More.
  • Locate the Toshiba Canvio Ready portable hard drive and click the Tools download icon.
  • Now the software will automatically download.
  • Double-click on the downloaded file and install the software.

TOSHIBA CANVIO READY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE PARTITIONING

  • Connect the Toshiba Canvio Ready portable hard drive to a Windows computer.
  • Type Disk Management in the search bar of your computer.
  • Select the Create and format hard disk partitions option from the search list.
  • In the Disk Management window, locate and right-click on the Toshiba Canvio Ready portable hard drive.
  • Now click Shrink Volume.
  • Enter the shrink value in MB and click Shrink. You cannot shrink beyond the total volume of the external drive.
  • Now, in the Disk Management window, you can see the Primary and Unallocated Partition.
  • Right-click on the Unallocated volume and select New Simple Volume.
  • Now, a New Simple Volume Wizard will be displayed, and you have to click Next.
  • Enter the volume for the new partition in MB, and it should be less than the maximum disk space. Now click Next.
  • Now, on the Assign the following drive letter drop-down box, select the letter for the new drive and click Next.
  • From the Format Partition field, choose an option to format the volume or use the default settings. If you want to change the volume label, enter the name in the Volume label field and click Next.
  • The Toshiba Canvio Ready portable hard drive partitioning is completed successfully.

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

  • Turn ON your Windows computer and open the default browser.
  • Download the Storage Backup Software from the Toshiba official website.
  • Close all the applications that are running on the computer.
  • Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Storage Backup Software installation.
  • Now connect the Canvio Ready portable hard drive to the computer.
  • Open the Storage Backup Software, select the Canvio Ready drive, and click Next.
  • The backup supports only NTFS-formatted storage devices; if prompted, select the NTFS format and click Next.
  • Now select the folder to store the backup files and click Next.
  • On the next screen, set the backup schedule, click the Frequency drop-down box, and select an option.
  • Set the date and time on the respective drop-down box and click Next.
  • Now follow the on-screen instructions to save the backup plans.
  • If the screen prompts to start the backup process, click OK.
  • Now the backup process is complete; click the Exit button.
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FORMAT TOSHIBA CANVIO READY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

  • Connect the Canvio Ready external hard drive to your Windows computer using a USB cable.
  • Before formatting your portable hard drive, take a backup on the computer.
  • Open the Disk Management window.
  • Right-click on the Toshiba Canvio external hard drive and click Format.
  • Select the required File Format, NTFS or FAT32, and click Quick format.
  • Now click Start to format the external hard drive.
  • Wait until the format completes.

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

  • There is no software recovery tool to recover the files from the Toshiba Canvio Ready portable drive.
  • But to protect your files, always back up your files using Storage Backup Software.
  • Download and install the Storage Backup Software from the official Toshiba website.
  • Open the backup software and click the Restore.
  • Click the drop-down box to select the desired Data Backup Time and click Next.
  • Now select the checkbox for the folder to restore and click Next.
  • On the next screen, click the restore location and click Restore.
  • Wait until the restoration process is complete.
  • Once it is done, click OK and click Exit.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

TOSHIBA CANVIO READY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE TROUBLESHOOTING

If you find your Toshiba Canvio Ready hard drive to be faulty, trust the solutions we have provided here. These simple instructions will bail you out of the hard drive issue.

Toshiba Canvio Ready External Hard Drive Not Connected

  • If the power light is not flashing, check the USB cable for damages. Remove the old cable and connect using a new cable.
  • Still, if the power light is OFF, and the Canvio Ready drive icon is not visible on the computer, connect the USB cable to the other USB ports on the computer.
  • If the drive is completely damaged, there is no other option than to replace the drive.
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