Toshiba Canvio Advance HDTC940AL3CA 4 TB External Hard Drive Installation

Installation of the Canvio Advance HDTC940AL3CA drive doesn’t require many steps. It is simple and easy to install the Canvio Advance HDTC940AL3CA external drive on your computer. To begin with, ensure that you meet these requirements, Keep reading this page Toshiba Canvio advance HDTC940al3ca4 Tb external hard drive setup.

  • Compatible USB 3.0 cable
  • Freeport of USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 on your computer

Unboxing:

  • Open the external hard drive package.
  • Check all the components present in it.
  • Take out the Canvio Advance HDTC940AL3CA drive from the box.
  • Ensure that you’ve turned on your computer.
  • Now, plug one end of the USB 3.0 cable into the Canvio Advance HDTC940AL3CA drive and connect the other end to the USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port of your computer.
  • After connecting the drive successfully, an indicator light at the top-left corner of your drive flashes.
  • On your computer, go to My Computer.
  • The Canvio Advance HDTC940AL3CA 4TB external hard drive icon is displayed on My Computer.

You can now check your drive’s capacity by right-clicking on the drive icon.

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Toshiba Canvio Advance HDTC940AL3CA 4 TB External Hard Drive Software Download

You can download the hard drive software by clicking the Download button on our support page. Or else, you can download the available software from the official Toshiba website. Here’s how to download the Canvio Advance HDTC940AL3CA 4 TB drive software.

  • On your computer, navigate to the official Toshiba website.
  • Select the appropriate product category and model.
  • Scroll down to click the Download symbol.
  • Click the Download symbol next to Software. You’ll be directed to the software download page.
  • Start downloading the required software for the Toshiba external hard drive for Toshiba Canvio advance HDTC940al3ca4 Tb external hard drive setup.
  • Now, double-click the downloaded exe file. The installation window appears on the screen.
  • Click Next.
  • On the screen that displays, agree to the End-User License Agreement and then click Next.
  • Click Install. The installation process begins.
  • Finally, click Finish.
  • A shortcut for your software is now added to your desktop.

Toshiba Canvio Advance HDTC940AL3CA 4 TB External Hard Drive partitioning

If you wish to partition your external hard drive, you need to save all your stored files to another folder or back up your files.

  • On your computer, go to the Start menu and then click File Explorer.
  • In the left navigation bar, search for This PC and then right-click on it.
  • Choose Manage.
  • In the Storage section, select Disk Management.
  • In the Disk Management window, right-click your external drive name.
  • Select Shrink.
  • In the shrink window, enter the amount of space in megabytes.
  • Select the Shrink button at the bottom of the window. For example, enter 5000 (MB), which is equal to 5GB.
  • An unallocated folder is created in the Disk Management window.
  • You can now right-click the unallocated folder.
  • Click New Simple Volume.
  • A pop-up window appears on the screen.
  • In the volume wizard, click Next.
  • Choose your drive letter from the drop-down menu and then click Next.
  • Assign a volume label for your partition, and then click Next.
  • Finally, click Finish. You can see the blue bar above your created partition name.
  • Navigate to This PC and check your primary partition in Toshiba Canvio advance HDTC940al3ca4 Tb external hard drive setup.

Now, you’ve created the first partition successfully. You can also create another partition for your external hard drive.

Format Toshiba Canvio Advance HDTC940AL3CA 4 TB External Hard Drive

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  • On your computer, go to the Start menu and then click File Explorer.
  • In the left navigation bar, search for This PC and then right-click on it.
  • Choose Manage.
  • In the Storage section, select Disk Management.
  • In the Disk Management window, search for the unallocated partition and then right-click on it.

Note: A black bar is displayed on the unallocated partition.

  • In the volume wizard, click Next.
  • Choose your drive letter from the drop-down menu and then click Next.
  • Choose NFTS.
  • Select the Perform a quick format option by ticking the checkbox next to it.
  • Click Next.
  • Finally, click Finish.

How to recover files using Toshiba Canvio Advance HDTC940AL3CA 4 TB External Hard Drive?

Before restoring or recovering files using the Toshiba external hard drive, ensure that you back up your data. You can restore the backup data using the Storage Backup software while Toshiba Canvio advance HDTC940al3ca4 Tb external hard drive setup.

  • Download the Storage Backup software from the manufacturer’s website.

After downloading and installing the software, start recovering the backup files.

  • On your computer, launch the software.
  • Click the Restore icon.
  • Select the date of the backup data that you want to restore from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the required data that you wish to restore and then continue with the on-screen instructions by selecting the desired destination.
  • The progress bar appears on the screen while the restoration process takes place.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Toshiba Canvio Advance HDTC940AL3CA 4 TB External Hard Drive Troubleshooting

It is difficult to troubleshoot when an external hard drive encounters a problem. But, don’t worry. Here are the troubleshooting methods for some of the common errors on your external hard drive.

  • Ensure that the connection between your hard drive and your computer is set properly.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting: Restart your computer when your Toshiba hard drive encounters a problem.
  • Ensure that your hard drive has a valid partition.
  • Check whether your device is formatted using the correct file system.

Toshiba Canvio Advance HDTC940AL3CA 4 TB External Hard Drive Not Connected

  • Check whether the USB cable is securely connected at both ends.
  • When you dismount the drive, do it safely by following the correct instructions from the manual. Do not dismount the hard drive by just unplugging the cable.
  • Ensure that you’ve downloaded the correct software for your external hard drive.
  • Check for any drive errors and try clearing them out while Toshiba Canvio advance HDTC940al3ca4 Tb external hard drive setup.