Toshiba external hard drives are portable storage devices that connect to your computer via something called a "USB 2.0" cable. This type of cable is faster than its predecessor, the USB 1.1 cable. If you only have the slower type of USB port installed on your computer don't panic. You can still use Toshiba external hard drives, they just won't connect at the same speed.
Pick out a spot on your desk or workspace that you'd like your Toshiba external drive to go. You should not set your Toshiba external drive on top of anything, or set anything on top of the drive. Leave space between the drive and the wall or the sides of your desk so that the drive can properly ventilate itself.
Plug one end of the included USB 2.0 cable into your Toshiba external hard drive. The Toshiba external hard drive will only have one USB 2.0 input on it.
Plug the other end of the included USB 2.0 cable into your computer at a USB port. You will see a message appear in the corner of your desktop indicating that the drive is installed and ready to use. You can now use your Toshiba external hard drive.