Toshiba Canvio Slim Iii Hdtd320as3ea 2 Tb External Hard Drive

Toshiba Canvio Slim III (HDTD320AS3EA) 2TB is an external hard drive with high data transfer rate. This drive doesn't require formatting on Windows 10, 8.1, and Windows 7 as it comes formatted with NTFS by default. However, for macOS, you need to format the drive before using it for backup. For detailed instructions about the Toshiba Canvio Slim III (HDTD320AS3EA) 2TB external hard drive setup, go through the steps given below.

TOSHIBA CANVIO SLIM III HDTD320AS3EA 2 TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE INSTALLATION

The Toshiba Canvio Slim hard drive installation doesn't take that much time as it supports the Plug-n-Play method for Windows.

  • To begin with, unpack your Toshiba hard drive from the package.
  • Next, plug one end of the supplied USB cable into your hard drive's USB port.
  • Plug the other end of the USB cable into your computer's USB port.
  • Wait until the power indicator light illuminates.
  • If the Found new hardware screen appears on your computer, the hard drive connection is successful.
  • Next, open File Explorer by double-clicking the My Computer or This PC shortcut icon on the desktop.
  • Check if your Toshiba hard drive is detected and displayed as a drive volume.
  • You can get the user manual, Auto-backup software, and Password Protection software from the drive.
  • For macOS, you have to format the drive using Disk Utility and set up the drive for Time Machine Backup.

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TOSHIBA CANVIO SLIM III HDTD320AS3EA 2 TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD

By default, the Auto-backup software is available on the drive. If it is not available or supported by your computer, follow these steps to download it.

  • On your computer, open the default browser after verifying that the Internet connection is stable.
  • Visit the official Toshiba site and search for your hard drive.
  • Navigate to the Software Download for Toshiba External Hard Drive page.
  • Under the Storage Backup Software section, click the Download icon below Software.
  • If you wish to download the storage security software, click the Download icon in the Storage Security Software section.
  • Wait until the download is completed.
  • You can access the downloaded software from the Downloads folder of your computer.

TOSHIBA CANVIO SLIM III HDTD320AS3EA 2 TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE PARTITIONING

For Windows:

  • Connect the Toshiba Canvio Slim III (HD320AS3EA) 2TB external hard drive to your Windows computer using a standard USB cable.
  • Next, open Disk Management and initialize your hard disk drive.
  • If prompted, choose GPT as your partition style and click OK.
  • Give a right-click on your drive in the Disk Management window and select the New Simple Volume option.
  • Click Next in the wizard that appears.
  • Specify the volume size you are going to partition on your drive and click Next.
  • On the Format Partition screen, select the Do not format this volume option and click Next.
  • Verify the partition and click Finish.

For Mac:

  • Start by connecting your Toshiba external hard drive to your Mac.
  • Open Disk Utility from the Dock.
  • In the Disk Utility window, select your external hard drive from the left-side panel.
  • Click Erase at the top and select Apple Partition Map from the Scheme drop-down menu.
  • Choose the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) option as your format type and click Erase.
  • After formatting your drive, click the Partition icon at the top and select Add Volume.
  • Click the Add icon and specify the volume for your partition.
  • Click the Partition button and select Apply.
  • Once you have done partitioning your hard drive, click Done.

HOW TO BACK UP FILES USING TOSHIBA CANVIO SLIM III HDTD320AS3EA 2 TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE?

You can back up all your data to the Toshiba Canvio Slim III (HDTD320AS3EA) 2TB hard drive using the Auto-Backup software on the drive. Alternatively, you can use the Control Panel backup feature on Windows or Time Machine Backup on Mac to back up your data to the Toshiba hard drive. To know how to back up using the built-in feature on both Windows and Mac, follow these steps.

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For Windows:

  • To begin with, connect the Toshiba external hard drive to your Windows computer.
  • Next, click the Start menu and open Control Panel from the pop-up menu.
  • Alternatively, open the Run command, type 'control' in the text field, and hit the Enter key to open Windows Control Panel.
  • Click on Backup below System and Security in the Control Panel window.
  • You can also select the Backup and Restore option in the Control Panel window, if applicable.

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

  • Carry out the on-screen prompts and click Next.
  • Select the Create backup option and click on All files and settings.
  • Choose your Toshiba external drive as the backup destination.
  • Create a name for your backup and click Finish to complete the backup.

For Mac:

  • First, connect your Toshiba external hard drive to your Mac.
  • Verify if you have completed formatting your external hard drive using Disk Utility.
  • Next, click the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  • Click the Time Machine icon in the System Preferences window.
  • Toggle on the Time Machine button.
  • Select the Show Time Machine in menu bar checkbox.
  • Click on Add or Remove Backup Disk.
  • Choose your external hard drive and click the Use Disk button.
  • Once your drive is ready for backup using Time Machine, click the Time Machine icon in the menubar and select Back Up Now.
  • Now, the backup process starts.
  • Once the backup is complete, verify the files on your external hard drive.

FORMAT TOSHIBA CANVIO SLIM III HDTD320AS3EA 2 TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

For Windows, there is no need for formatting the Toshiba Canvio Slim III (HDTD320AS3EA) 2TB hard drive because it comes pre-formatted with NTFS. However, if you wish to use the drive on both Windows and Mac computers alike, you should reformat the drive to ExFAT. To know how to reformat the Toshiba external hard drive to the ExFAT file system, follow these steps.

  • To begin with, open Windows Explorer.
  • Right-click your hard disk drive and select the Format option.
  • Choose the ExFAT option from the File system drop-down menu.
  • Under Volume, select the Quick Format checkbox and click the Start button.
  • Wait until the drive is reformatted.
  • Next, restart your computer and check if you can access the drive on both Windows and Mac computers.

Steps to format the Toshiba hard drive on Mac:

  • First, ensure that your Toshiba external hard drive is connected to your Mac.
  • Next, go to Applications and click the Utilities icon.
  • Give a double-click on the Disk Utility icon to open Disk Utility.
  • Select your external hard drive from the left-side panel.
  • Click the Erase button at the top and select the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) option from the Format drop-down menu.
  • Give a name for your external hard drive and click the Erase button.
  • After completing the format, right-click the external drive icon and select the Get Info option.
  • Check the drive format in the pop-up window.

You have now formatted your Toshiba Canvio Slim III (HDTD320AS3EA) 2TB hard drive on your Mac.

HOW TO RECOVER FILES ON TOSHIBA CANVIO SLIM III HDTD320AS3EA 2 TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE?

You can easily restore your Toshiba Canvio Slim III drive to its original state using the Toshiba HDD Recovery utility but cannot recover the lost files. To recover the deleted files on your hard drive, use third-party data recovery software like EaseUS, Stellar Info, and Recoverit. For detailed instructions about recovering your hard drive, follow these steps.

  • Start by downloading a standard data recovery software from the Internet and save it to your computer.
  • Connect the Toshiba hard drive to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Launch the downloaded data recovery software and select the hard drive from which you wish to recover the data.
  • Select the data type you wish to recover and click the Scan button to scan your hard drive.
  • After completing the scan, choose the files that have been lost on your drive and click the Recover button.
  • Specify the folder to save the files you are going to recover and click OK.
  • Once your files are recovered, close the data recovery software and check if you can access the recovered files.

Troubleshooting

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TOSHIBA CANVIO SLIM III HDTD320AS3EA 2 TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE TROUBLESHOOTING

Is your Toshiba Canvio Slim III hard drive not working as expected? Then troubleshoot the drive to resolve the problem. In most cases, the problem with your hard drive arises because of the USB connection. It is recommended to use the USB cable that is provided along with the hard drive. If you have a problem connecting the drive to your Windows computer, disconnect the USB cable and connect it to another USB port. When no troubleshooting steps resolve your hard drive problem, use the Toshiba Storage Diagnostic Tool to detect and repair the issue automatically.

TOSHIBA CANVIO SLIM III HDTD320AS3EA 2 TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE NOT CONNECTED

  • If your Toshiba external hard drive is not connecting to your computer, check the USB cable.
  • Check whether the USB cable is firmly connected at both end ports.
  • Try connecting the USB cable to the other USB ports on your computer.
  • For Windows, open File Explorer and check if the drive has been detected.
  • If the problem persists, change the drive letter or format the drive.
  • If you are using Mac, use Disk Utility and run First Aid to automatically detect and repair your hard drive issues.
  • You can also use the Toshiba Storage Diagnostic Tool to repair the connection issues.

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