[section_title title=”Closer Look”]Closer Look

Starting with the packaging, Toshiba have opted for a particularly off-white packaging with quite a bit of information on the front.  We have information regarding the brand (Toshiba), the model number and of course the interface used (USB 3.0).  The packaging wouldn’t be complete without the included HDD size which is a modest 500GB.

On the rear, we have information in 8 different languages; English, French, Turkish, Polish, Portuguese, German, Spanish and Russian.  At the top there is also a bar graph depicting the speed benefits from USB 3.0 over USB 2.0; this drive is compatible with USB 2.0.

Inside the box aside from the hard drive itself, is a plethora of leaflets which relate to using the device as well as warranty information but also in the box is the USB 3.0 cable needed to connect it to your desired device.

After taking the HDD itself out of the packaging, I found a remarkable thing; air bubble packaging.  This is probably one of the best types of protective packaging to have for a hard drive and I am happy that Toshiba have implemented it with this model; remarkable.

Taking a look at the Toshiba STOR.E Basics 500GB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive itself (try saying that 3 times fast), the first thing I noticed was its very sleek and black finish.  Toshiba have gone with a very simple but effective design which has the Toshiba logo etched into the plastic at the bottom.

Here is a closer look at the Toshiba logo which as previously mentioned, is etched into the black crackle plastic finish.

On the rear of the drive, we have 4 x rubber pads to help protect it from desks although you would need to lie the drive on its back to facilitate this design.  Also on the rear we have the usual sticker which contains information on the serial number, model number and of course all the regular European electrical safety information.

As mentioned, here is a closer look at the rubber feet on the drive itself; should hopefully help keep movement to a minimum when in use on your desk.


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