Toshiba Canvio 4TB External Hard Drive Product Review

If you are a gamer then you will understand the frustrations of not having enough space for those many, many games that you have and want to play. Then you have to just pick and choose what stays and what goes from the hard drive. Fortunately for me Toshiba have kindly sent over their excellent Canvio 4TB external hard drive which has ended all of those problems.

Yes, the Canvio is getting all of it’s use from my PS4 currently that has constantly ran out of space for the last 7 years. File sizes are getting bigger, and don’t get me started on the file sizes of modern day patches! Thankfully a little while ago Sony patched the ability to use external hard drives on the console, and ever since then, I’ve been looking for the perfect hard drive and it looks like the Canvio is that one.

Setting up the Canvio was extremely simple, all you have to do is just connect it to the device you are using, for me, it’s the PS4. And you’re pretty much all ready to go from there on. However for the PS4, you will have to format it so it’s all ready for PS4 files. This again is very quick to do, and in a matter of seconds I was moving my games over to the Canvio.

After the very quick transfer of the PS4 games over to the Canvio, I tried some of them out and they were all running great! No issues at all, and now I have plenty of space on my PS4.

The design of the Canvio is also perfect for the PS4 with a nice slim base that can easily be tucked away that doesn’t get in the way of your PS4 set up. There was also very minimal if any noise whatsoever coming from the device when using it on the PS4. Overall I am very impressed with the Canvio’s design.

The Final Verdict

The Canvio 4TB hard drive is an easy recommendation if you are looking for a new external hard drive then this is the one to get. It’s easy to use, it’s designed perfectly, and most important of all, it does the job! The price point of around £86 is great for value, as you’re getting 4TB worth of storage. Many PS4 models doesn’t even come with 2TB! Now I’m going to get some more use out of it by downloading more games to hard drive!

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