Review: Toshiba Canvio Aerocast Wireless Portable Hard Drive

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Review: Toshiba Canvio Aerocast Wireless Portable Hard Drive

Data storage and backup of the data is a major issue nowadays. The storage of exponentially growing data is a challenge these days, which is why cloud storage is used. But cloud storage is not a feasible option as it can be easily hacked by the techies. Professionals do need data backup as they are not having just MBs or GBs of data, they have TBs of data.

Toshiba has made life easier for such professionals by launching its Toshiba Canvio Aerocast Hard Drive. It is a TB wireless media drive which will make sure you have a huge storage capacity for videos, pictures and even important documents. It can be easily connected to laptops and smartphones wirelessly. The price of the hard drive is also affordable as it will cost you just $139.


Initially, when you first setup the hard drive, a decision needs to be taken that on what mode hard drive is to be operated. It has two modes i.e. Station mode and bridge mode. Bridge mode is used with the public networks. A connection is made to internet hotspot. Through this mode, you can just share your internet with your smartphone and tablet.

On the other hand, in Station mode, the hard drive is connected to the wireless router. It works best with home or office LAN or mobile hotspot. Similar to the Western Digital My Passport Wireless, Toshiba Canvio Aerocast Hard Drive also features with an SD card slot, which allows you to copy the files from the SD card to the hard drive either manually through the app or set it to automatic backup when you insert the card.

Toshiba Canvio Aerocast Hard Drive comes in a standard black colour. The dimensions of the hard drive are 1 x 3 x 5 inches and weighs only 10 ounces, which is easy to carry and can be fit in any corner. The additional attachments included in the hard drive are the USB 3.0 cable coupled with USB AC adapter for charging.

For the connectivity purpose, Wi-Fi enable is provided with the SD card slot. In order to view content of the in the hard drive you will have to download the Toshiba Wireless HDD app in your Android or iOS device, after you have copied all the important material from your PC or Mac with the help of your USB cable.

The app also features with a built-in player for video and music lovers and also offers the slideshow to view the photos individually. The app also helps you to keep the track about the videos and can resume it from a particular point. This is not the end of the app, it enables you to view the documents in any of the format i.e. PDFs, docs, etc. and it also lets you to check the battery status of the monitor, can easily reboot the hard drive, turn it off remotely and can even change the internet settings.

Using the app is quite intuitive. The Canvio Aerocast hard drive offers good read and write speeds. If you are one of those that are always on the road and would like a dependable storage solution for all your storage requirements, the Toshiba Canvio Aerocast Hard Drive could be one of the options you could look at.

Price: $139

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