Do not buy this external drive

#1rb10001Posted 7/5/2014 6:07:29 AM
TOSHIBA Canvio Desk 2TB USB 3.0

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149522

I bought this drive as it seems this is the almost official external drive for the wii u. well, it's not for x1. Here are the problems:

- Random disconnects
- Games have problems playing. Odd things happen like music cutting out
- Freezes the dashboard often

I have had to factory reset my x1 many times as somehow this drive corrupts dashboard software. For instance, I could no longer download a game till i did a factory reset. Right after the drive disconnected while playing a game I had the above problem and many more.

The drive is a damn nightmare. AVOID. Any else try a drive that causes problems? I would like to know.
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#2derratePosted 7/5/2014 6:43:54 AM
I stopped reading at Toshiba.
#3lopez409Posted 7/5/2014 6:52:49 AM
I bought a Seagate 1tb at best buy, at first it kept disconnecting when I started playing a game multiple times. I just switched it to a different USB port and it's been perfect since.
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#4jairusmonillasPosted 7/5/2014 6:57:57 AM
Seagate is the best internal and external HDD.
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#5rb10001(Topic Creator)Posted 7/5/2014 7:09:51 AM
What model Seagate external drives are you guys using?

Thanks.
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#6rb10001(Topic Creator)Posted 7/5/2014 7:11:51 AM
derrate posted...
I stopped reading at Toshiba.


I understand. The only reason I tried it is due to it working so well with the wii u. The wii u is a console like the x1 so i assumed this would be a great drive. That was my thinking anyways.
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#7Masterchief5525Posted 7/5/2014 7:20:52 AM
derrate posted...
I stopped reading at Toshiba.

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#8Masterchief5525Posted 7/5/2014 7:22:51 AM
jairusmonillas posted...
Seagate is the best internal and external HDD.


Nah I'm more of a western digital guy. The black and RE drives are the best but pricy. Seagate has great drives and prices too though
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#9rb10001(Topic Creator)Posted 7/5/2014 8:37:22 AM
Masterchief5525 posted...
jairusmonillas posted...
Seagate is the best internal and external HDD.


Nah I'm more of a western digital guy. The black and RE drives are the best but pricy. Seagate has great drives and prices too though


Looking for a fast and reliable external drive. Any ideas?

As for the topic, I know I can not be the only one with problems with certain external drives. It would help me and others to know what to avoid. Please share your information.

Thanks.
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#10Vivaldi7Posted 7/5/2014 9:07:45 AM
Ahem*

http://blog.backblaze.com/2014/01/21/what-hard-drive-should-i-buy/

Oh, I sympathize, I had a seagate barracuda running for over 8 years before I retired it....
But good rep can be deceptive
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