A Review Of The Toshiba PX1804E-1 External Hard Drive


There are some things which, the more you have the lesser they are. One of these things is definitely hard drive space. With the evolution of storage technology, hard drives are becoming faster, smaller and sleeker while their storage capacity and practicality only gets higher. Today, a 1 TB portable hard drive is becoming more of a necessity rather than just an add-on, especially if you’re one the kind to take your world with you. While there are several hard drive manufacturers, just a few names make it to the elite list, and on the whole, Toshiba has proven to be one of the best.

With their STOR.E Edition of external storage options, Toshiba have brought out the heavy artillery in the portable hard drive segment against established rivals Seagate and Western Digital. While the others are storage focussed brands, Toshiba prides itself in being a manufacturer of multiple product groups, and their external hard drives perfectly complement their range of laptops; which have been acknowledged to be amongst the best available. The Toshiba PX1804E-1J0K is a perfect partner for their range of Tecra, Satellite and Satellite Pro laptops.

Toshiba PX1804E-1J0K STOR.E Edition 1 TB

With a capacity of 1 TB, the Toshiba PX1804E-1J0K offers all the space you’ll need and more. Besides, Toshiba offers you a lot more than just a hard drive in the package. You get a Nero software pack pre-loaded to help with data backup and recovery for 1 whole year. With the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, this becomes a cinch.

The hard drive is an attractive little number with a fine stripe texture giving its robust casing a contemporary look. It’s also very compact and light, being based on a 2.5″ form factor. Here are the full specs.

Toshiba PX1804E-1J0K STOR.E Edition Specifications

1 TB
USB 3.0 (transfer rate of up to 5.0 Gbps)
(Backward compatible with USB 2.0)
Dimensions (Length x Width x Height):
11.7 cm x 7.9 cm x 1.7 cm
192 g
Enclosure Colours:
Black, Silver, Red or Blue
1 year, local carry-in
USB 3.0 micro-B cable (included in box pack)
Software and Features:
Nero BackItUp & Burn Essentials (pre-loaded)
Compatible Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
Price range:
up to £90
Partner Laptops:
Tecra R840 and R850
Satellite R840 and R850
Satellite Pro R840 and R850

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Why the Toshiba PX1804E-1J0K STOR.E Edition?

The large 1 TB storage capacity of this well put together hard drive coupled with its software bundle make it quite the purchase at the price it’s offered at. It would make most sense if you work with multimedia or digital imaging or video. Storing, retrieving and transporting large files is what it does best. It does have incredible access times and performs well when you need the speed.

However, when compared to its rivals from Seagate or Western Digital, the lack of password protection or any form of encryption is missing. But that’s only a bother if you specifically look for that feature. In terms of design, performance and operating requirements, this external hard drive works just as well as any of its major competitors.

A point to note is, if you have a Toshiba Tecra, Satellite or Satellite Pro laptop, there really isn’t any reason to look at any other drive on the market. They really were made for each other!

Following the link to the UK retailer Comet which has a number of current deals on external hard drives.

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