Toshiba Canvio Basics 2022 2TB USB 3.2 Gen 1 External HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2023-02-26

The mainstream Canvio Basics 2022 USB 3.2 Gen 1 External HDD from Toshiba does trade punches with the Canvio Slim we have tested some time ago, since it incorporates the exact MQ04UBD200 2.5’’ drive inside. The new chassis is easy to hold onto due to its grippy finish, while the potential customers can choose capacities up to 4TB.

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Packaging, A Closer Look

Toshiba has refreshed the Canvio series featuring portable external HDDs with the new Basics series, which incorporates a redesigned matt finish lightweight chassis, support for USB 3.2 Gen 1 bus and capacities ranging from 1TB and up to 4TB.


The product has arrived inside a small cardboard enclosure, which shows the product in operation right in the middle area, along with the capacity and its main highlights:




On the side, we will be informed that the current drive takes part of the Standard offerings of Toshiba:




The opposite area includes the Canvio Basics compatibility details, but also the list of package contents:




The main product highlights are detailed written again on the back, in multiple languages:




After removing the top packaging layer, we will note that the drive is held secure inside a cardboard mold, which does also hold the data transfer cable. The Quick Start Guide is also included inside:





Let’s take a closer look at the Canvio Basics 2022!




The supplied cable does feature a Micro-B 3.0 connector on the drive side and not the more familiar USB-C for some reason:




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