TOSHIBA CANVIO SLIM EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE INSTALLATION

Are you looking for the right hard drive that allows you to store securely? Then you can use the Toshiba Canvio Slim portable external hard drive. This external hard drive is designed to work with high-end devices. It is USB-powered and comes with software such as Toshiba Storage Backup and Toshiba Storage Security.

The following step-by-step instructions explain the Toshiba Canvio Slim external hard drive installation in detail.

  • Initially, make sure that you have unpacked your Toshiba Canvio Slim hard drive properly.
  • Turn on your computer.
  • Now, get a USB cable and use it to connect your Toshiba drive to the computer.
  • As soon as you connect the drive, the drive’s Power/Data indicator light will start to blink.
  • Once the light becomes stable, look for the drive icon in the My Computer or This PC window on your computer.
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TOSHIBA CANVIO SLIM EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD

  • Go to the Toshiba product’s official support page.
  • Select the Toshiba Canvio Slim hard drive from the list.
  • In the Software download window, click on the Download icon under the Software section.
  • Once the software is downloaded, open and install it on your computer to complete the driver installation.

TOSHIBA CANVIO SLIM EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE PARTITIONING

Creating a partition on Toshiba Canvio drive (Mac)

  • Initially, make sure that the Toshiba drive is connected to your Mac computer.
  • Now, open the Disk Utility window and select your drive.
  • Click on the Partition button available at the top of the menu list.
  • Now, a partition wizard will appear on the screen.
  • Create a partition of your desire.
  • Make sure that the partition size is selected correctly. Then click on the Apply button.

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

The Toshiba Canvio Slim external hard drive comes with the downloadable Toshiba Storage Backup software. This backup software can automatically back up data up to 2TB. To back up the files using the Toshiba drive, first, check whether you have installed the Backup software on your computer. If you haven’t installed it, then follow the below instructions to install the backup software and configure its settings.

  • Download the Toshiba Storage Backup software from the official Toshiba support page.
  • After downloading the software, connect your drive to the computer.
  • Now, launch the software.
  • Configure the backup schedule settings as per your desire.
  • Once it is done, the software will perform the backup automatically based on the schedule settings.

FORMAT TOSHIBA CANVIO SLIM EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

You don’t need to format the Toshiba Canvio Slim external hard drive to use it on your computer because it is already formatted and is ready to be used straight out of the package.

WHY IS MY WD EXTERNAL 4TB HARD DRIVE NOT SHOWING UP?

There may be some issues regarding your USB cable, or the driver might have failed. Also, the power connection to your external device might have damaged. If there are specific issues, try the below steps

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  • Connect the Toshiba drive to your computer.
  • Open the drive and look for the file that you have to recover.
  • After locating the file, select it and click on the Copy button.
  • Now, go to the folder or location where you want to store the selected file.
  • Right-click on the blank area in the selected folder and select the Paste option.
  • Now, the copied file will be moved to the selected folder.
  • Similarly, recover the other files from the Toshiba drive.

How to format or partition WD My Passport on Windows?

  • Go to Disk management on your PC and choose the disk that you want to format or partition.
  • Make sure that your drive is successfully backed up.
  • Click on the drive and select the New simple volume.
  • Click Next to proceed.
  • Change the Drive letter and paths and click Next. Click on the Format option and select Next.
  • After formatting, click on the Finish button to begin using the drive.

How to format WD My Passport on Mac?

  • Make sure your WD My Passport device is connected to your Mac.
  • Go to Disk Utility on your Mac.
  • Click on the WD My Passport drive and select the Eject option.
  • Make sure your drive is successfully backed up.
  • Click on the Erase button.
  • The Erase screen will pop up.
  • Choose the format as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and scheme as GUID partition map.
  • Type the name of your device and select Erase.
  • After completion, your device will be visible on your Mac.

FORMAT TOSHIBA CANVIO SLIM EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

You don’t need to format the Toshiba Canvio Slim external hard drive to use it on your computer because it is already formatted and is ready to be used straight out of the package. 

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

If you have lost your photo, video, or document file, but you’ve already taken a backup of it on the Toshiba drive, then you can use it to recover the deleted files.

  • Connect the Toshiba drive to your computer.
  • Open the drive and look for the file that you have to recover.
  • After locating the file, select it and click on the Copy button.
  • Now, go to the folder or location where you want to store the selected file.
  • Right-click on the blank area in the selected folder and select the Paste option.
  • Now, the copied file will be moved to the selected folder.
  • Similarly, recover the other files from the Toshiba drive.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

TOSHIBA CANVIO SLIM EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE TROUBLESHOOTING

TOSHIBA CANVIO SLIM EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE NOT CONNECTED

  • Initially, check the connection between the Toshiba drive and your computer.
  • Check if the USB cable between the drive and your computer is connected securely.
  • If not, unplug and reconnect the USB cable securely. Connect the drive to the different USB ports of your computer. If necessary, replace the USB cable.
  • Check whether the Toshiba drive’s system requirements are satisfied by your computer.
  • If not, connect the drive to another computer that meets the requirements.
  • Disable the security software or firewall feature temporarily on your computer.
  • Try to access your drive in safe mode.
  • Reboot your computer and then connect the drive to it.
  • After connecting the drive to your computer, check the LED indicator on your drive.
  • If the LED remains off, then it means the drive’s hardware is damaged. Repair the drive to fix it.
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